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.


'Let's do this': Couple chases suspect after fatal Minneapolis shooting

It happened in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, where residents already have met with police after crimes.


Burnsville church roiled by charges that pastor had inappropriate relationships with teens

The allegations against the Rev. Wes Feltner have shaken the congregation at his south metro megachurch, resulting in his taking a leave and removing him from consideration by a church in Tennessee.


Minneapolis church votes to retire controversial embroidery

Members of Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis voted Sunday to remove a large embroidery depicting the first Thanksgiving and a slave ship that church leaders deemed to be "disturbing and hurtful."


Election reveals shift in suburban leadership

More young women from diverse backgrounds are running — and winning.


Uncomfortable norm: St. Paul grapples with fatal shootings

Mayor Melvin Carter on Sunday encouraged residents to attend a series of public safety forums that begin this week.


Lakeville railroad proposes drilling wells and shipping Minnesota water to the Southwest

A railway wants to ship 500M gallons a year from wells in Dakota County.


Legislators vow to crack down on teen vaping in 2020 session

Both parties plan measures to get nicotine products out of the hands of teenagers.


In unusual collaboration, tribe, Prior Lake build water plant

Despite making "extensive practical sense," collaboration between tribes and local governments on infrastructure projects remains "less common than it should be," said UMD Prof. Joseph Bauerkemper. In this case, the joint water treatment plant will save the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux and city of Prior Lake millions.


Man stabbed while riding Green Line train in Minneapolis on Sunday

The suspect was booked into the Hennepin County jail.


Motor home fire kills one in St. Paul Saturday night

One adult died and another was injured after the vehicle's front end started on fire.