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."

Cross-country skier rescued from Roseville lake

Authorities say ice was too thin this early in the season.

Minnesota lawmaker proposes tougher laws on distracted driving

Efforts to toughen state laws stalled in the Legislature this year.

Cass County man jailed after his mother fatally stabbed

The 34-year-old from Bena also was held in connection with attacking and assaulting several patrons outside a bar, the Sheriff's Office said.

Divisive board overshadows naming of Mpls. parks leader

A clash over a contract for a lobbyist dominated the meeting where new Superintendent Al Bangoura was announced.

St. Paul psychiatrist surrenders medical license after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography

He pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography in July.

St. Paul Chipotle manager says she was standing up for her employees

Dominique Moran asked for time to decide if she will return to her job.

Chipotle fires St. Paul restaurant manager, retrains staff after viral video

UPDATE: Chipotle offers manager job back after St. Paul dine-and-dash viral video A manager at a St. Paul Chipotle was fired this week after a…

Ann Loring Woodworth Meissner, psychologist and lifelong learner, dies at 93

She had a penchant for helping others, her family said.

Two interview for Minneapolis Park Board superintendent

One is a longtime former Minneapolis Park Board employee and the other a newcomer.

One of three finalists for Minneapolis Park Board leader steps aside

A candidate for the Minneapolis Park Board superintendent dropped out of the race Tuesday, leaving two others still in the running. Interim Superintendent Mary Merrill…