Liz Sawyer | Star Tribune
Reporter | Breaking news, crime and corrections

Liz Sawyer covers breaking news, crime and corrections for the Star Tribune. She previously wrote about suburban life in the south metro.

Sawyer graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in newspaper and online journalism. She worships her alma mater's college hoops team and believes that an orange is, in fact, a suitable mascot.


Man livestreams chase before fatal encounter with Edina police

Up to 12 minutes of the pursuit, which ended in Richfield, was livestreamed on Facebook.


Gang violence marred final hours of Minnesota State Fair

With residents alarmed over gang violence outside gate, officials stress the event's safety.


Two found dead in New Brighton

Emergency dispatchers told officers that the caller's husband had threatened to kill his daughter.


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.


How Minnesotans can help those affected by Hurricane Dorian

Minnesota groups also are mobilizing to get aid in the hands of those hurting because of the massive storm.


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.


Brooklyn Center police shoot, kill man during domestic disturbance call

The initial call reported that a man with a hammer and knife was fighting with his grandparents.


Pedestrian struck, killed by Green Line train in St. Paul

After an eastbound train passed by, the woman was struck by an incoming westbound train, Metro Transit said.


Son charged in Long Prairie parents' killings nabbed after Mexico manhunt

'They were trying to salvage ... [their sons'] lives,' a friend said of the slain couple from Long Prairie, Minn.


Mayo to close its La Crescent clinic in November

Mayo Clinic announced Friday that it will shutter its primary care clinic based in La Crescent, Minn., this fall and consolidate its health services…