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.

In Burnsville, the women are in charge and attracting national attention

Suburb attracts national attention for female leaders in city's top posts.

West St. Paul man likely set own house on fire

The man was then taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Police shoot man in Woodbury who was taunting 'come kill me'

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Savage addresses its No. 2 problem, telling dog owners to #ScoopThePoop

The city started its whimsical campaign to encourage pet waste pickup on July 1.

Minnesota soccer fans rejoice as women rule the World (Cup)

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Tiger display coming to Dakota County Fair raises hackles of animal welfare group

Activists ask the Dakota County Fair to reconsider.

Cottage Grove mom thanks the rap star who inspired her autistic son to sing

Sheletta Brundidge called Lil Nas X to thank him for helping her son sing.

Father drowns while trying to rescue toddler in Detroit Lakes

Christopher Schultz jumped in after his 3-year-old son fell off a bridge into Detroit Lake.

Man dies in head-on collision near Brainerd

Scott Ronald Bundy of Deerwood died when his truck collided with a semi.