Erin Adler | Star Tribune
Reporter | South Metro

Erin Adler is a suburban reporter covering Dakota and Scott counties for the Star Tribune, working breaking news shifts on Sundays. She previously spent three years covering K-12 education in the south metro and five months covering Carver County.

An Anoka native, Adler lives in south Minneapolis with her two dogs. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict with an English and secondary education degree (and a concentration in studio art). She taught seventh grade English and religion at a Catholic school in Edina for two years and later taught adult ESL/ELL for Minneapolis Public Schools. She has a Master's degree in English/Literacy education from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing and attempting to complete home improvement projects.


Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan marries former MPR reporter Tom Weber

The couple married in Red Wing at a friend's cabin with Gov. Tim Walz giving the wedding toast.


South St. Paul scrambling after manager of public-housing high-rises steps away

Officials said that having another entity manage the publicly owned buildings on its own is unsustainable in the long run.


Three injured when distracted driver hits pedal bar in Minneapolis Saturday

Two people on the party bike were injured and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.


Man livestreams chase before fatal encounter with Edina police

Up to 12 minutes of the pursuit, which ended in Richfield, was livestreamed on Facebook.


Hastings fire chief resigns after investigation finds he showed poor judgment

He ordered firefighters to remove a generator from the roof of City Hall.


As fourth St. Paul retailer closes, some ask: Where will we shop?

Back-to-back closings of two discount stores in St. Paul months after Sears shut its doors are taking a big bite out of the city's retail offerings.


Golf carts go off-course and into the community

Suburbs are increasingly allowing golf carts on city streets


Dakota County community services director under investigation after complaint

The director of community services in Dakota County is on leave pending an investigation into a complaint made against him, according to a county news…


Prior Lake fires city manager after domestic assault charges

Charges included three counts of domestic assault including assault by strangulation, a felony. Police were continuing to investigate.


Church worker allegedly steals $33K from Church of St. Peter in Mendota

Complaint says man spent up to $400 on scratch-off tickets daily.