Mila Koumpilova | Star Tribune
Reporter | Immigration and cultures

A former North Dakota Rookie Reporter of the Year, Koumpilova has received recognition from the national Education Writers Association, the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists and others. graduated from the American University in Bulgaria and the Missouri School of Journalism. She is passionate about the key role of news in a democracy. Koumpilova lives in St. Paul with her husband and two children.


'Most inclusive search': University of Minnesota students, faculty offer input in hunt for new leader

Group is traveling the state to hear what attributes students, faculty want.


U kicks off process of finding Eric Kaler's replacement

23 faculty, staff, students, regents will recruit, vet candidates for top job.


University of Minnesota to ask state for bump in support

University officials told the Board of Regents Thursday that the additional money — $30 million more for the 2019-2020 academic year and $27 million the following year — would let the U offer more-competitive employee pay, better classrooms and research infrastructure and more.


Immigration courts granting fewer reprieves from deportation

Federal officials now are expediting the cases, even for those with pending visas or green cards.


With birth date in dispute, Twin Cities man faces deportation while insisting he's American

Citizenship claim is upheld by immigration judge, but man is still being detained.


Minnesota Muslims mark start of holy month of Ramadan

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins this week, observed with sunrise-to-sunset fasting.


Push is on to add space for ICE inmates in state

Prison companies and a county sheriff's office pitched proposals to expand immigration detention facilities in Minnesota as a rise in arrests has created a space crunch for immigration authorities.


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During almost three decades in the Star Tribune newsroom, Martha Sawyer Allen cut a blunt, no-nonsense figure — particularly as a religion writer lending insight…


Legislature picks new U regent amid abortion controversy

Simonson, of Worthington, said freezing or lowering tuition is a priority.


2 candidates recommended for University of Minnesota Board of Regents vacancy

In an unusual situation, the legislative committee couldn't settle on just one.