Karen Zamora | Star Tribune
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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."


Argument about rent money led man to stab brother to death in Plymouth apartment, charges say

The two were drinking when they started fighting, charges say.


Victim of deadly fight between brothers identified as Champlin man

Jamison D. Ittel, 27, of Champlin, was arguing with his brother late Monday and early Tuesday when the fight escalated and he was fatally stabbed in the chest, authorities said.


Minnesota DWI arrests were up over the holidays

Citing dramatic anecdotes, authorities implored drivers to have a plan during Super Bowl festivities that involve alcohol.


Missing Bethel University student has been found safe

Sarah Kay Thommen, 19, was last seen Tuesday on the Arden Hills campus.


After firing, Keillor and MPR in mediation talks

Garrison Keillor is in mediation with Minnesota Public Radio after his former employer fired him for allegations of "inappropriate behavior" with a co-worker late last year.


Block near downtown Minneapolis LRT station to be closed Friday night

A caution to those trekking to downtown Minneapolis on Friday night — a block of roadway near the Warehouse District light-rail station will be closed…


Man pleads guilty to killing food truck mechanic in Minneapolis

The gunman told the courtroom that he didn't mean to kill the victim, who owed him money.


Missing 16-year-old girl from Little Canada is found

Ashley Ann Baker was last seen leaving her house Friday.


1 arrested, 5 vehicles damaged in police chase that ended near downtown

No injuries reported, police said.


Standoff with suicidal man in Inver Grove Heights ends peacefully

Inver Grove Heights chief calls the peaceful resolution an example of a successful mental health crisis response.