John Reinan | Star Tribune
Reporter | Region & State

John Reinan hails from Fergus Falls and has been a reporter at seven newspapers, from Alaska to Florida and points in between. He covers news in Greater Minnesota. He's also been a Star Tribune business reporter and metro reporter.


Gun violence protesters crowd Minn. Capitol, call for action

Minnesotans descend on Capitol to demand tougher laws to prevent gun violence, but Republican majorities show little interest.


Trump's attacks on the FBI have Chisago County choosing sides

Trump's campaign against the FBI and the Department of Justice is rare for a U.S. president. Even his strongest Minnesota supporters say they wish he'd tone it down a bit.


History is a booming business in Chisago County

After almost doubling its membership in the past 18 months, the Chisago County Historical Society is about ready to unveil its new headquarters.


Fargo woman was alive when baby was cut from womb, prosecutors say

One of two suspects was sentenced Friday to life in prison in the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.


Review: 'The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream,' by Bryan Mealer

NONFICTION: Journalist's tale downplays historical context that would make it richer.


NFL gives Minneapolis middle school $220,000 for new athletic field

Anwatin Middle School in Minneapolis breaks ground on a new athletic field with $220,000 from Super Bowl sponsors


Vikings fans dig chance to thank Stefon for miracle touchdown grab

It was the fans' first chance to see Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs since his miracle playoff catch, a walk-off touchdown grab against the New Orleans Saints that every Vikings rooter will remember for life.


Family of savagely beaten Blue Earth football player is moving out of state

Months after a local high school football player was allegedly beaten savagely by four of his teammates, the city of Blue Earth is still reeling.


Electric vehicles now can charge all the way from Twin Cities to North Shore

Vehicles can now recharge to Grand Marais and beyond.


Super Bowl committee spreads the wealth with 52 community gifts in 52 weeks throughout Minnesota

Super Bowl Host Committee gives millions across Minnesota to build a lasting legacy.