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."

Education advocacy group, former refugee win Facing Race awards

The St. Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations on Monday honored one man and one group for fighting to eliminate racism in Minnesota.Inside the Ordway Center…

Brooklyn Center man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Jamal Newell took the plea deal as he was about to go on trial on first-degree murder charges in the 2016 death of an Eagan man.

Ex-Metro Transit officer in viral video gets $50K settlement

Payout came after Metro Transit officer voluntarily resigned his part-time post.

Two injured, one of them critically, in south Minneapolis shooting

Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting in south Minneapolis that left two people injured, one critically. Just after 9 p.m., police responded to a 911…

Four people were injured in Zimmerman after man drives truck into their workplace

The Sheriff's Office suspect alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Teen fatally hurt in North Shore fall was Somerset, Wis., student

The 14-year-old girl who died after falling from a cliff while visiting Minnesota's North Shore with friends on Sunday has been identified as a Somerset,…

Le Sueur man sentenced to 32 years in stabbing death of Eden Prairie man, 74

Nathan Foth broke into the home of Allen Retzer in July 2016 and stayed in his basement for two days before killing him.

Motorcyclist who dies in Rosemount crash identified

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office has identified the motorcyclist who died in a Rosemount crash Wednesday evening as Clive Christian Jorgensen, 57, of Eagan.…

Pipe bomb found in Carver County mailbox is detonated

No injuries or permanent damage was reported.

Vapor intrusion scare delays start for St. Paul school

The MPCA says the air at Crossroads Elementary Science and Montessori School is not contaminated, and vapor mitigation is being installed.