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.


Woman dies in house fire off W. Seventh in St. Paul

It was the second fire-related death in St. Paul in 2017.


Overnight gunfire wounds four in north Minneapolis

A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition. No one has been arrested, police said.


Minnesota loses bid for 2023 World's Fair; Argentina wins instead

City officials may decide to turn back the former farm acreage, which it had agreed to purchase, to the family that owns it.


Minnesota's team gears up for World's Fair decision vote

The Twin Cities is one of three worldwide finalists to host Expo 2023, to be decided by vote Wednesday in Paris.


After 3 years, Minnetonka burial mound restoration reaches completion

Cooperation helps to heal wounds over cultural site.


In west metro, newcomers step in to win municipal seats

The west metro saw various political newcomers take municipal leadership roles and one nail-biting race after polls closed, with all precincts reporting by Tuesday night.…


Swastikas, anti-Arab markings investigated at Macalester

The vandalism isn't the first of its kind at the St. Paul college.


Foster care conversation brings all parties together

200 people gathered in St. Paul for the two-day parenting workshop.


Eden Prairie, home of Vikings for 36 years, bids team farewell

Eden Prairie bid an official farewell Monday to the Minnesota Vikings, the team that has called the city its off-field home for 36 years.


After news of reprimand for 'intimidation,' St. Paul fire chief steps down

The announcement comes just days after it was made public that Tim Butler was reprimanded by the city in 2016 for retaliating against an employee.