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.


Minneapolis official wants to get ahead of police use of facial recognition

Citing concerns about privacy and civil liberties, he plans to push for tight regulations on any future use of the technology by police.


Boy, 16, fatally shot on north Minneapolis street

The victim had recently abandoned gang activity and been the subject of threats, his family said.


Minneapolis chief wants to add 400 street cops by 2025

Medaria Arradondo cites increased pressures and workload.


On troubled north Mpls. corner, drugs flow and neighbors worry

Beefed-up patrols have only moved the activity a block, residents say.


Couple indicted in fatal shooting at south Minneapolis gas station

The couple had previously been charged in the murder of 18-year-old Mohamed Abdi.


After arrest in 2015 slaying of Mpls. activist, questions persist

Prosecutors say they will ask to have the now-18-year-old suspect tried as an adult in the death of Susan Spiller.


Tense encounter between Mpls. officer, parks official leads to internal probe

Park Board Commissioner Londel French said he hopes others will learn from the incident.


Murder charges filed in 2016 drive-by shooting of toddler

Le'Vonte King Jason Jones, 2, was fatally shot in 2016, as he rode in a van with his 15-year-old sister and their father. The suspect charged Monday is currently serving a federal prison term on unrelated gun charges.


Officials eye move for downtown Mpls. police station

Officials say they have identified several replacement locations, notably the site of the Public Service Center.


Suspect in St. Paul homicide in custody, police say

Prosecutors have until noon Tuesday to file charges against the 37-year-old suspect, police say.