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.


Minneapolis job fair is by teens, for teens

Students meet potential employers face-to-face with real jobs on the line.


Mann Theatres in St. Louis Park will soon close for good, as will Bruegger's next door

Park Nicollet is taking over the space, the property's landlord said.


Community rallies for burglarized St. Louis Park cheesecake bakery

Friends of St. Louis Park business raise $20,000 after destructive break-in.


St. Louis Park votes to adopt ranked-choice voting for local elections

The city is likely to become the third in the state to switch to the election method.


Inside the grassroots push for affordable housing in Minneapolis' suburbs

Advocates hope 2018 will bring more laws to protect low-income tenants.


'Underdesigned' 494/35W interchange has suburbs seeking state funding

The crash-prone interchange has some of the worst traffic congestion in the state.


Historic blizzard slams into Minnesota; record snowfall possible

Travel is discouraged as snow falling at 1 to 2 inches per hour and 50-mph wind gusts created whiteout conditions. With 10-plus inches at the airport, flights were grounded until late Saturday. More snow is to come, so Sunday events are getting called off.


Minn. hockey community reacts to tragic Saskatchewan bus crash

Teams and coaches took to social media to express their condolences.


Driver who died in Minnetonka crash after police chase is identified

The Minnesota State Patrol said David Phillip Baxter, 30, of Montrose, Minn., died.


20-year-old man killed in Ramsey rollover crash is ID'd

Sheriff's deputies had initially arrested a 21-year-old man, but the Anoka man who was killed is now believed to be the driver.