Miguel Otárola | Star Tribune
Suburban Reporter

Miguel covers Bloomington, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Richfield and St. Louis Park and also reports on Latino and immigration issues. He's a graduate of the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.


St. Paul mayor: 'I have concerns' about plan to add police officers

Carter said chief's call to add 50 officers should not be the city's "driving goal."


Richfield police change mind about inviting ICE speaker

Officials worried that U.S. border controversy would cloud local meeting.


State high court: Bloomington trash hauling plan can be put to vote

The Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling is a victory for Hands Off Our Cans, a residents' group opposed to Bloomington's organized trash collection system.


Hundreds of Lake Minnetonka family descendants are reunited

Hundreds of Schmid descendants meet for first time and are strangers no more.


St. Louis Park synagogue, Catholic school come together for a 'common sound'

Music festival spotlights interfaith collaboration.


Edina to revise race report after concerns over anonymous comments

Investigation by parents, officials cast doubt on reported incident.


Three people shot in 'chaotic scene' in Uptown Minneapolis

Police have not arrested anyone in the shooting.


Plans for new Westwood Hills Nature Center building move ahead at higher cost

Critic says "deluxe" Westwood Hills project not best use of funds.


County presents alternatives for Southdale Library site

The current building is likely to be demolished in the middle of 2019, with the new library opening in 2021.


Edina rejects residential project near Southdale

The move was another win for neighbors strongly opposing taller buildings in the Southdale Center area.