Karen Zamora | Star Tribune
Reporter | Night desk

Karen Zamora is a Southern California native who joined the paper in 2014 after graduating from Texas State University in San Marcos. 

Previously, Zamora interned in the Star Tribune's features department, at the San Antonio Express-News and with NPR's "All Things Considered."


'This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!' Missing Wisconsin 13-year-old found alive

Three people east of Gordon, Wis., described the dramatic moments when the 13-year-old was found almost three months after she disappeared: dirty with matted hair and wearing shoes too big for her.


Timeline of events in Jayme Closs case

Oct. 15: Barron County Sheriff’s Office receives a frantic 911 call at 1 a.m. asking for help at a home just outside Barron, Wis. When…


Minnesota foundation created after tobacco lawsuit settlement announces grant recipients

The Ciresi Walburn Foundation was renamed this year to recognize the lawyers involved in the case.


St. Paul library late fees scrapped

Patrons in St. Paul no longer have to pay late fees, and the policy gets rave reviews.


DNR plans late-season deer hunts in Southeastern Minnesota to curb spread of CWD

The Minnesota DNR said the Jan. 25-27 and Feb. 1-3 hunts will take place in the large swath of land in permit zone 346, part of Houston and Winona counties


Friday's metro high plows through old record of 41 to 47

A January thaw gave Minnesota the strange luster of spring, and the mild weather is expected to continue through the weekend.


After hitting Minneapolis police car, vehicle smashes into liquor store

No one was seriously hurt, but broken wine bottles littered the entrance to Hums.


Brooklyn Center welcomes new mayor who reflects its growing diversity

Mike Elliott, who came from Liberia at age 11, said the city he will lead "put arms around us."


Minneapolis Park Board seeks state money for youth, Mississippi River projects

The board will discuss its 2019 legislative agenda at Wednesday's meeting.


Park Board poised to approve Wirth House lease for new superintendent

Lease arrangement with previous superintendent was a bit controversial.