Libor Jany | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis Public Safety

Libor Jany is the Minneapolis crime reporter for the Star Tribune. He joined the newspaper in 2013, after stints in newsrooms in Connecticut, New Jersey, California and Mississippi. He spent his first year working out of the paper's Washington County bureau, focusing on transportation and education issues, before moving to the Dakota County team.

Jany got his start in journalism in the sports department of his hometown paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He attended Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Ore.) and Mississippi State University, majoring in communications with a minor in sociology. In his free time, he likes traveling, having visited 25 countries on six continents, including Pakistan in the summer of 2017. He was born in Czechoslovakia, and has lived in Gabon, France and seven U.S. states.

2-year-old struck by wayward bullet in north Minneapolis neighborhood

No suspects had been arrested as of Tuesday afternoon.

How safe is downtown Mpls.? Police stats feed the perception

Police officials say crime statistics back up the view that safety has deteriorated in the city's business center.

Suspect arrested in downtown Minneapolis beating of Medtronic worker who later died

The research scientist at Medtronic was found hurt in July, died 26 days later.

Audit finds lax oversight of Minneapolis police off-duty program

Police officials say that the department has already started to implement many of the recommendations.

Suspect arrested in slaying of man whose body was found in a burning Minneapolis home

The 66-year-old suspect was arrested in St. Paul and booked into the Hennepin County jail on suspicion of murder, police said.

Ex-Minneapolis employee arrested for allegedly threatening former colleagues, sources say

He meant to harm those in Public Works after losing his job, police say.

1 dead in overnight shooting in St. Paul's Battle Creek area

Family members identified the victim as 22-year-old Kacey Feiner.

Police hunt for suspects in 'brazen,' 'lawless' shooting outside fair

Gov. Tim Walz decried the gunfire, which left 3 hurt, and fair officials said safety is their top priority.

Three shot, one run over outside front gate as State Fair ends

The chaotic scene erupted around 10:20 p.m. outside the gate at Snelling Avenue and Midway Parkway as the fair was closing for the year.

Violence stalked family of young father gunned down in Minneapolis

The 23-year-old victim had lost several immediate family members to gun violence before he himself was gunned down on Saturday.