Liz Sawyer | Star Tribune
Reporter | General assignment reporter

Liz Sawyer is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she majored in newspaper and online journalism. During her time at SU, Sawyer served as news editor of the school's independent student newspaper, The Daily Orange. She previously covered the South Metro and Minneapolis at the Star Tribune.


Father of Chanhassen teen killed by police requests city investigation

"Our kids cannot be killed by those who are here to protect and serve," Don Amorosi said.


Man, 20, shot and killed in St. Paul

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in St. Paul's Eastview neighborhood, authorities said.


Maple Grove woman dies of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning; fumes send 3 officers to hospital

Three police officers were treated at a hospital for exposure to the fumes, authorities said.


Canterbury Park gets final OK for luxury housing, commercial development

Construction of Canterbury Commons, a gated luxury housing complex at the Shakopee racetrack, is expected to begin this fall.


Renaissance Festival faces sexual harassment, hostile-workplace suit

Festival managers deny the allegations, say they have no knowledge of inappropriate behavior.


For the first time, state inmates have access to free tampons

Nina McCoy counts herself as one of the lucky ones. With the help of her family, she could afford the personal-hygiene products she needed during…


Mistakenly freed Sioux Falls prisoner is back in jail

Jailers set free the wrong inmate Monday after accidentally switching court records.


Stillwater prison building where officer was killed will be closed

Shutting the industry building where the corrections officer was killed is one of a number changes the state prison system plans to make in the wake of the slaying.


Burnsville Costco evacuated, police respond to report of man with gun in parking lot

Burnsville police were warning on Twitter for people to "please stay out of the area," near Burnhaven Drive and McAndrews Road.


Dockless LimeBike rentals hit streets of Edina

The long-awaited bikes can be found in 50th & France, Southdale areas.