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.


Frost advisory in place for much of Minnesota this morning

Just a week before Memorial Day, Minnesotans were surprised with a cold, wet forecast that included snow Sunday in northeastern areas and, for most of the state, an advisory for frost through Monday morning that could damage any recently planted annuals.


Three Amazon workers allege discrimination at Shakopee warehouse

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NFL veteran Matt Birk to start Catholic high school in Burnsville

NFL veteran Matt Birk, father of eight, is leading fundraising efforts.


South St. Paul students will be allowed to wear sashes at graduation

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Two Metro Transit police officers were placed on administrative leave after a man they arrested Sunday morning injured himself in the back of a squad car, a spokesman for the agency said.


Minnesota Zoo moves forward with animatronic dinosaur exhibit

Exhibit's end at Valleyfair creates an opportunity for the Apple Valley facility.


Minnesota's new Teacher of the Year: 'Every voice matters'

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Former sheriff's deputy allegedly refused to leave after staff cleared him.


BCA investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Duluth suburb

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