Hannah Covington | Star Tribune
Reporter | Metro

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.

Ida-Lorraine Wilderson, Minneapolis civic leader and educator, dies at 86

Her home became a meeting ground for minds interested in civic and social change.

Anoka County works to attract businesses with new website, economic development leader

The goal, officials said, is to offer a regional tool in an area — economic development — that typically is handled by each city independently.

Why Rep. Omar's tweet on Israel is viewed as offensive

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Anoka County works to get Chomonix Golf Course out of the rough

Anoka County officials say Chomonix needs about $1M in upgrades.

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Predators learn to survive in cities, sparking fears about chance encounters.

Twin Cities brace for snow, bitter cold

The metro area's barren landscape could get 2 to 5 inches, and temps are going to plummet.

Sparks fly on Spring Lake Park City Council

Mayor and member who ran against her spar over annual appointments.

Andover residents push for referendum on community center expansion

The $18.9M project left some with sticker shock.

Puppies, protests and a clash of beliefs at last Twin Cities pet shop

Stores often banned in animal-welfare crackdown

Rain, recycled water will be used to wash cars at New Hope business

It's among a growing number of local projects focused on water reuse.