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.


Two Shakopee teens remain hospitalized, one critically, after crash

A 17-year-old boy is on life support, while a 17-year-old girl suffered a broken neck.


Shakopee council member asked to resign reacts with silence

Tension between two of Shakopee's council members strained to the breaking point when one filed a complaint alleging that the other had misspent money from the Shakopee Heritage Society.


'Bad press,' politics blamed for failure of $24M Shakopee project

CPM Cos. had planned to buy and demolish the old City Hall and replace it with a 70-unit, market rate apartment complex geared toward young professionals. as well as a 100-room boutique hotel nearby.


'Deeply offensive' Burnsville High School homecoming sign comes under fire

A white student referenced "picking cotton" in a poster to ask out a black student. The junior has apologized and removed the post.


Body of Duluth-area woman recovered from Island Lake

Police believe she may have missed a turn and driven into the water.


Shakopee High student killed in crash, with 2 critically injured

A student at Shakopee High School was killed and two others were critically injured after a vehicle carrying five people overturned Thursday afternoon in Jackson Township, Minn.


Shakopee City Council drama escalates with police report

Infighting could impact major pending development projects in the southern suburb.


Woman who hit, killed Wayzata officer was driving on revoked license

Authorities continue to investigate the death of Wayzata officer William Mathews, who was struck by a vehicle while clearing debris off a metro highway Friday.


Shakopee's revamped community center opens

Residents are excited about the services it will provide amid concerns about funding for it.


Renaissance Festival looks to Jordan for 2020 relocation

Organizers wish to remain in Scott County once its lease expires at the longtime Shakopee location.