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.


Eden Prairie couple among evacuees from cruise ship

The couple landed stateside Sunday in a jumbo jet ferrying some of the roughly 400 American passengers from the ocean liner Diamond Princess.


Hundreds of spinouts and crashes across Minnesota in wake of winter storm

Transportation officials reported at least two fatal crashes on state roads.


Federal court officials in Minnesota order review after discovery of improperly redacted filings

U.S. District Court in Mpls. restricts access to all such documents during review.


St. Paul police identify man fatally shot Saturday night

It was St. Paul's fourth homicide this year.


Images of racist messages scrawled on N. Mpls. garages surface on social media

No arrests had been announced as of Monday afternoon.


Veteran Minneapolis homicide detective Ann Kjos retires after 32 years on the job

Sgt. Ann Kjos first joined MPD in 1988, after working at another police department.


Tentative settlement between Mpls., family of Terrance Franklin in 2013 police shooting

Terms of the agreement haven't yet been made public. The City Council will discuss the matter at its meeting Friday, likely in a closed-door session.


Vigil honors man shot and killed on Metro Transit bus

About two dozen mourners shared memories of Tommie McCoy at the bus stop where he was killed.


Police investigating card-skimmers at Twin Cities grocery store self-checkout registers

Two suspects were seen on the surveillance footage, but no arrests have yet been announced.


Suit: Beating at hands of ex-Otter Tail County deputy left man with significant head injuries

The suit seeks $2 million in damages.