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."


At Cedar Lake's Hidden Beach, it's not all fun in the sun

Neighbors in the affluent Kenwood neighborhood say they're turning the beach's reputation around with family-friendly events and money to pay for extra police patrols. But it's an ongoing battle, with police incident reports doubling last year.


Drug dealer sentenced to 8 years for fentanyl overdose of ex-Marine

Burrell is now serving 14 years in prison on separate opioid-related cases in Hennepin County. Two more cases involving deaths are pending.


Juneteenth festivities in Minneapolis commemorate the end of slavery

Minneapolis has been home to the one of the largest Juneteenth celebrations in the country.


Social media pump new energy into women's bodybuilding in Minnesota

Bodybuilders endure grueling workouts and diets for just few seconds on stage to strut their stuff.


Woman being treated after handling rabid bat in St. Paul

The creature was found near the Como Lakeside Pavilion, authorities said.


Three motorists killed during Memorial Day weekend

At least three motorists, including two who were riding motorcycles, died in separate crashes on Minnesota roads during the four-day Memorial Day weekend.


Minneapolis and St. Paul rank as top two park systems in the country

This year's rankings took into account the number of restrooms and splashpads.


Minneapolis Park Board, MnDOT asks for state money to repair Stone Arch Bridge

The historic bridge's foundation is deteriorating, raising safety concerns, park officials say.


Police investigate shooting at Richfield apartment complex

One man found shot in a car was taken to HCMC.


Minneapolis Park Board picks search firm for new parks leader

A St. Louis Park firm was selected to help select a new superintendent to replace Jayne Miller.