Erin Adler | Star Tribune
Reporter | South Metro

Erin Adler covers Dakota County, including city government and the County Board.


Woman aims to protect American Indian burial site in South St. Paul

Owner of plots near Kaposia cemetery has no plans to disturb land, but worries persist.


Boy trying to hop on train in St. Paul loses foot; he slipped out of sleepover

The 7-year-old was visiting relatives; children under 15 are subject to a 10 p.m. curfew in St. Paul.


Oromo group decries 'ongoing genocide' in Ethiopia

New group wants Americans to more forcefully oppose alleged abuses in Ethiopia.


Shakopee man cancels his toy drive after storage unit dispute with city

Storage unit runs afoul of Shakopee rules, leading to cancellation of annual holiday rite.


Former Gophers star Sam Jacobson pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

Sam Jacobson sold his home to his then-girlfriend and then never moved out.


New Prague hunter rescues fawn stuck on ice

Darick Kvam shot a deer this weekend, but not with a gun — a friend caught a video of him rescuing a fawn stuck on the ice.


Fatal Andover hit-and-run now classified as homicide by sheriff

Officials are treating a fatal car collision in Andover as a homicide rather than the hit-and-run accident they at first thought it was.


Inver Grove Heights fire station will cut response times in half

The new facility is expected to cut response times dramatically.


Animal rights groups seek court order to stop Lakeville-area fur farm from killing, neglecting wolves

Owner of Fur-Ever Wild in Eureka Township denies suit's allegation that she's violating law.


'Stranger Things' fans go ga-ga for Science Museum of Minnesota hoodie

The internet is buzzing over a 1980s-era purple sweatshirt from the Science Museum of Minnesota worn by a character on the show — and the museum is already working on reintroducing the no-longer-available hoodie.