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.

Motorcade takes fallen DNR officer's body home, generates 'goosebumps'

Conservation officer Eugene Wynn died Friday after being tossed from a boat in Cross Lake.

South St. Paul students lobby to wear ethnic-pride sashes at graduation

It’s not often that students outnumber adults at a school board meeting. But on Monday, more than two dozen teens turned out in South St.…

Plans for mental health treatment center in Savage move forward

Inpatient center in Savage will fill a regional gap.

Three Dakota County libraries get a new look in time for library system's 50th anniversary

Apple Valley's remodel is finished; Lakeville and Hastings are underway.

State's county historical societies go 'beyond the facts' to better cater to modern world

Hands-on activities, tours in unexpected locations help boost attendance.

'We are all completely overwhelmed': Help for boy thrown at Mall of America surpasses $550K

A family friend said Sunday he is "continuing to fight."

NCAA fans either jubilant or looking for a way out of Mpls.

Fans of Michigan State and Auburn were looking for ways to get out of town, while Virginia and Texas Tech fans celebrated. "Everything was great except for the game," said one Michigan State fan.

Shakopee will end spring switch to artificial turf at ice arena

Demand for ice time is growing while teams that want turf space go elsewhere.

Dakota County approves next phase of Whitetail Woods Regional Park improvements at cost of $4.2M

It includes a warming house, additions to a kids' natural play area and more than 5 new miles of trails, including a boardwalk crossing Empire Lake.

Apple Valley neighbors in a pickle over pickleball noise

Despite pickleball's widespread and growing popularity — or maybe because of it — it's notoriously irksome to many who live or work near its courts.