Hannah Covington | Star Tribune
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Hannah Covington is a suburban reporter for the Star Tribune covering news in the north metro, including Anoka County, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center. She previously lived and worked in Oklahoma, including stints at two newspapers there.

Covington grew up in a small town in central Illinois and can talk crops or college basketball with the best of them. In a former life, she used the Oxford comma and graduated from the University of Tulsa with a master's degree in English literature. She's always on the lookout for small stories with big heart.


As PGA Tour heads to town, Blaine braces for the big stage

Thousands will pour into the Anoka County suburb come July for the inaugural 3M Open, Minnesota's first regular PGA Tour stop in 50 years.


Rhonda Sivarajah steps down as board chair, is approved as Anoka County administrator

Anoka County's Rhonda Sivarajah will begin her new job on June 12.


Judge dismisses developer's lawsuit over Lowry Grove mobile home park in St. Anthony

Developer had sued city of St. Anthony over site redevelopment project.


Minnesota teens savor best summer job market in years

Minnesota has one of the most seasonal economies in the country, and the tightest labor market in decades is bestowing a kiss of fortune on teens searching for summer work.


DNR denies St. Francis' request to change development rules along scenic Rum River

DNR denies petition to allow denser development along protected waterway.


Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah appointed Anoka County's next head administrator

Sivarajah will take over May 31 from retiring County Administrator Jerry Soma.


'Prairie Home' spinoff moving its show headquarters to New York

Though an official schedule hasn't yet been released, it could include a few stops in the Twin Cities, with the show "exploring additional touring dates with its public radio partners."


Anoka County Board Chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah leads pack for county's top job

Three finalists are vying to lead one of the state's most populous counties.


After five years sitting empty, Walmart in St. Anthony could soon give way to apartments

In St. Anthony, a developer wants to build 500 units for the village "downtown."


Justine Damond: A 'bright light' who came to Minnesota for love

Those who knew her say she lived guided by love and openness, a bride-to-be who once saved ducklings from a storm drain.