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.


Firefighters rescue teens trapped 100 feet down in St. Paul cave

The boys were exploring caverns on the city's West Side when their adventure went awry. They were not hurt.


Fearing more tech problems, Give to the Max charities take new strategy

Nonprofits make plans in case tech trouble hits Give to the Max.


Ex-Shakopee superintendent charged with embezzlement

Rod Thompson,who resigned in June amid outrage over his alleged misuse of district credit cards, was charged Tuesday with 20 felony counts of theft and embezzlement and one misdemeanor.


Several teens from Burnsville church hurt in bus rollover

The crash happened on icy Hwy. 52 near Rochester.


South metro suburbs favor familiar candidates

Voters in the south metro hit the polls and rewarded familiar candidates in Savage and Northfield races. (See results of Minnesota election contests here.)


What's missing in Prior Lake? Very little, survey says

As the population of Prior Lake grows, so too does the enthusiasm of its residents.


Minnesota Zoo to request nearly $35 million in 2018 bonding bill

It will ask the Legislature to fund an aerial walkway, a trolley system and critical infrastructure improvements at its 40-year-old campus.


Retired Shakopee schools superintendent to lead district temporarily

Jon McBroom in contract talks to replace Gary Anger, who is on a medical leave.


Shakopee superintendent takes medical leave after cancer diagnosis

Gary Anger will immediately begin treatment for small cell carcinoma.


Savage City Council candidates hold first public forum

Two veterans will face a longtime incumbent in quest for two open seats.