Erin Adler | Star Tribune
Reporter | South Metro

Erin Adler is a suburban reporter covering Dakota County 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.

Second person dies at temporary Minneapolis homeless center

Resident is the second to overdose in tents at the homeless services center.

State auditor reprimands Shakopee school board, recommends policy changes after superintendent credit card scandal

Current superintendent said district has already implemented changes.

Farmington's superintendent draws rave reviews for approach to learning: 'People think the world of him'

Jay Haugen, Minnesota's superintendent of the year, believes in individualized approaches to education.

Neighbors ID woman, 67, fatally shot along with her daughter in SE. Mpls.

They were shot in a Minneapolis apartment late Saturday; police have made no arrests.

Snow snarls traffic, causes at least two major pileups

Nearly 6 inches of snow fell hard and fast in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Sunday, creating hazardous roads and causing two major pileups involving dozens…

Dakota County program reaches out to families, connects them with help

Birth to Age Eight Collaborative is trying to make sure various government agencies and other groups are sharing information about struggling kids.

Douglas Bonar, Farmington problem-solver and peacemaker, dies at 61

Bonar, who according to colleagues had a contagious passion for civic issues, died of lung cancer Jan. 9.

Dakota County will study bringing back the bison to county parks

Dakota County once consisted of more than 300,000 acres of prairie and savanna. Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of that area remains.

Two cats take home the crown at the St. Paul Winter Carnival cat show

In another first, the annual Saintly City Cat Show crowned one queen but two kings.

Greater MSP should be transparent with details of Amazon proposal, Dakota County commissioners say

But Greater MSP has no legal obligation to share the information, a judge ruled earlier this month.