John Reinan | Star Tribune
Reporter | Region & State

John Reinan is a news reporter covering Greater Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. For the Star Tribune, he's also covered the western Twin Cities suburbs, as well as marketing, advertising and consumer news. He's been a reporter for more than 20 years and also did a stint at a marketing agency.

Reinan has reported for seven newspapers from Alaska to Florida and points in between. A graduate of Fergus Falls High School and St. Olaf College, he usually can get within two degrees of connection to just about anyone in Minnesota. In his free time, he reads a lot of history, drives the historic Lake Harriet trolley in Minneapolis and plays the stand-up bass.


Who's in charge of gravel roads? Lake City landowner asks court to decide

Lake City developer sues county after road maintenance costs hit $100,000.


Authorities investigate pile of dead cattle on western Wisconsin farm

Local authorities and Xcel Energy differ on whether stray voltage was involved in deaths.


Review: 'A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father,' by David Maraniss

NONFICTION: An acclaimed biographer turns his gaze onto his own family, and his father's fervent political life.


Brothers fell 55 feet from roof, landed on patio, police say

They climbed over a barrier meant to prevent falls and plummeted from the roof of the building on Minneapolis' Midtown Greenway.


Police: 2nd child in fall at Mpls. apartment is expected to live

Both children who fell were under the age of 4. They were taken to HCMC, with the death of one announced in the afternoon.


Boy thrown from MOA balcony is now 'alert and conscious'

Woodbury family says 5-year-old Landen is no longer in critical condition and could return home by June.


Weekly newspaper in Warroad set to close after more than 120 years

Printing revenue, ad sales down for Warroad weekly.


Family of boy injured at MOA will not confirm pastor's comments on his condition

Pastor said 5-year-old Landen shows "zero evidence" of brain damage.


South St. Paul students lobby to wear ethnic-pride sashes at graduation

It’s not often that students outnumber adults at a school board meeting. But on Monday, more than two dozen teens turned out in South St.…


Police ID officers, victim in fatal Coon Rapids shooting

State authorities are examining body camera and drone video footage after Cass Lake man was killed during a traffic stop.