Hannah Covington | Star Tribune
Reporter | Metro

Hannah Covington covers news in the north metro, including Anoka County, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center. She has a master's degree in English literature from the University of Tulsa.

Centennial Library in Anoka County closes for $5.8 million remodel

Project will double the space of Circle Pines' Centennial Library.

New storm shelter in Fridley models safety for mobile homes

Project comes at a time of growing awareness around Minnesota's storm shelter standards.

Wildfire smoke prompts air quality alert across Minnesota until Sunday

Pollution officials expected air quality to worsen across northern and western Minnesota tonight.

New Minn. theater program gives the stage to children with special needs

Actors from Northern Starz Children's Theatre in Ramsey are participating for the first time in a national theater program for young people with special needs.

French Meadow, two other St. Paul businesses evacuated after cleaning accident

Three bakery employees and a firefighter went to the hospital because of a potent cocktail of cleaning products.

Brooklyn Park looks to tighten rules for door-to-door sales

Incident moves Brooklyn Park to be the latest city to re-evaluate its regulations.

Cases continue to climb at Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Anoka County

A fourth pathologist recently joined the office's 13-person staff to keep up with a growing caseload.

Twin Cities suburbs wrestle with future of big-box stores

As consumer habits change, vacant hulks get makeovers with new signs of life.

Twin Cities ramblers enjoy robust revival

Largely built in the decades following World War II, their age now makes them potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

What separates dogs and wolves? Researchers go to Anoka County to find out

To figure out how dogs think, researchers in Stacy are studying a litter of wolf pups.