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.


2 killed, several injured in Memorial Day weekend crashes

The 3-day weekend marks the start to what authorities say is the deadliest stretch on Minnesota roads.


Two injured in another shooting at Little Earth

At least eight people have been shot at the south Minneapolis housing complex this month.


Minnesota Zoo expected to get $6 million in state funding for crucial repairs

More than $6 million for infrastructure improvements at the Minnesota Zoo hangs in the balance as Gov. Mark Dayton weighs whether to sign off on…


Minnesota's Largest Candy Store sends up the bat signal for customers

Construction on Hwy. 169 could cut into its business this summer.


Dozens rally at State Capitol for more affordable prescription drugs

Chants of "Patients over profits!" rang out as protesters called for legislation aimed at pharmaceutical industry.


Woman won't be charged for now after scores of animals found at home

The Dakota County attorney said further investigation is needed of the Farmington woman who ran an animal rescue nonprofit.


Victoria open meetings case heading to Minnesota Supreme Court

The Carver County city has paid nearly $500k in legal fees related to the lawsuit and elected officials continue to squabble over violations.


U paid nearly $300,000 in sex harassment cases related to Teague

The settlements went to two prominent women on University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler's senior leadership team, according to newly released documents.


Shakopee approves flurry of new housing projects

City will get first new apartment units in more than a decade.


Mdewakanton fire department earns prestigious performance rating

Performance ranking puts it among the top 2 percent of fire departments nationally.