Erin Adler | Star Tribune
Reporter | South Metro

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


One by one, teen centers across Twin Cities are shutting down

Suburban centers confront funding challenges and dwindling attendance.


Minnesota students' Super Bowl performance was top secret

Hundreds of Minnesota high school and university students harbored a supersized secret in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl — they were going…


Minnesota high school dancers perform at halftime— and kept it a secret

Hundreds of metro-area high school dance team members shimmied along with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show.


Dakota County ramps up efforts to house its homeless population

Dakota County issued a 60-day challenge to respond to urgent need.


Pedestrian hit, killed by Green Line light-rail train

A pedestrian was killed Sunday afternoon when she was struck by a Green Line train near the intersection of University and Pascal avenues in St. Paul, Metro Transit officials said.


Hastings tries pedestrian flag program on busy road

The installation of portable pedestrian flags at a highly-traveled intersection lets walkers be their own crossing guards.


Sex offender wins reprieve from West St. Paul residency restrictions

Federal judge rules that the city's ordinance might be overly restrictive.


Obituary: Harold "Red" Goldberg welcomed all at Red's Roost

For 30 years, Harold "Red" Goldberg created a community for dozens of hardscrabble regulars at his Minneapolis bar, feeding them holiday dinners, giving out winter coats and providing a safe, judgment-free space to gather.


New year brings new focus for Minnesota Women's March

At St. Paul event, organizers urged women to register, vote and get politically involved.


South St. Paul nabs $1.26M state grant to clean up future FedEx site

Money from state will prepare the way for building a distribution center.