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.

Washington County OKs budget driven by public safety, state mandates

And in Anoka County, the approved 2019 budget includes the biggest tax levy hike in nine years.

Three injured in north Minneapolis shooting

A video shared on social media appears to capture the chaotic aftermath.

NAACP fields community ideas for report on Twin Cities economic inequalities

Civil rights group will release an economic inclusion plan to combat racial disparities.

In St. Francis, a crash is spurring pleas to change a school crosswalk

Thousands sign petition after student pedestrians are hit in St. Francis.

After 32 years in office, Kordiak savors a first on Anoka County Board — at least for a couple weeks

Commissioner Jim Kordiak to chair County Board, like his father did, on Dec. 18.

Police: Two thieves snatch Salvation Army Kettle in Blaine

Blaine police are looking for the public's help.

'It's a gift': Twin Cities nativity pageant gives adults with disabilities chance to shine

For 25 years, the Rev. Don Anderson and his wife, Mary, of Anoka, have joined a committed troupe of volunteers to put on the pageant.

Trailblazing Minneapolis foster parent Helen Marie Rider dies at 82

From childhood, Helen Marie Rider told people she was going to have 100 children. Mostly, they laughed. But in the end, the talkative girl from…

From city halls to State Capitol, Minnesota youths lead the charge on climate

Across Minnesota, students are springing into action to combat climate change — and pushing their local governments to do the same.

In Brooklyn Park, all eyes turn to mystery 'Project Hotdish'

As fulfillment centers take root, suburbs fret over traffic.