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.


Meet Minnesota's safest city: Elko New Market

In the tight-knit community of Elko New Market, just named the safest city in Minnesota, police officers are so popular that they're invited to children's birthday parties.


Emails show Shakopee board member felt forced into resignation

Mary Romansky abruptly resigned late last month amid questions about her "engagement level."


Longtime Shakopee school board member resigns amid questions about 'engagement'

Board members to decide how to fill Mary Romansky's vacant seat.


Minneapolis event honors National Guard members serving overseas

National Guard units headed overseas are honored, along with others recently arrived home.


Aging Minnesota Zoo needs repairs, seeks nearly $35 million from state

Campaign seeks money to fix railings, walkways, bridges.


Club Nomadic drops lawsuit against Mystic Lake

Promoter accused the casino of breach of contract after they pulled the plug on a Super Bowl concert venue.


For mothers bereaved by police shootings, protest comes naturally

Women who've lost sons to police shootings gathered at Augsburg University.


It may not be the Super Bowl, but Stefon Diggs and Vikings still win at Farm Bowl

Land O'Lakes Farm Bowl gives NFL players a new appreciation for local farmers.


What's that noise? Fighter jets rattle downtown Minneapolis

Demonstration simulated F-16s intercepting a Cessna, says Minnesota Air National Guard.


Minnesota fans are the kindest, Case Keenum tells Shakopee crowd

He and other players appeared at the NFL-sponsored Shakopee Family Festival.