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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."

Carver County man charged with fatally running over girlfriend with pickup

The markings on Jessica Ludenia's body were consistent with tire tracks, the charges say.

Shakopee woman dies in head-on collision with truck in Jordan

A Shakopee woman died in a head-on collision in Jordan Wednesday evening, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Barbara Joan Fashant, 67, was driving a 2003…

Mohamud Noor files recount in Minneapolis' Sixth Ward

Incumbent's unofficial margin was 239 votes in the Mpls. council race.

Man fatally shot by police officers in Crystal

The suspect, reportedly suicidal, had fired shots at police from inside a garage, authorities said.

Former Minneapolis principal pleads guilty to theft

Anne DePerry has since moved to California, where she is working at a charter school.

Minn. state senator accused of harassment

Minnesota lawmakers called on DFL Sen. Dan Schoen to step down over the allegations, described in a report as "persistent and unwanted invitations to meet to physically grabbing a woman from behind." Schoen has denied the allegations, saying they were false or taken out of context.

Shakopee man charged with murder in girlfriend's death

The woman was in the process of being kicked out of the home they shared, a friend of the victim said.

'This hurts,' says friend of woman slain in Shakopee

Victim was looking for a new place to live when her boyfriend allegedly killed her, friends said.

Archdiocese releases names of 19 men suspected of sexually abusing minors

14 of the men have died; none who survives serves in any pastoral role.

Suspect arrested after three men shot, wounded in Minneapolis

The victims, all men, suffered noncritical wounds, police said.