Photographer

Aaron Lavinsky is a staff photographer for the Star Tribune covering news, sports and everything in between. He joined the visuals staff in 2014. 

"Lavinsky previously worked at newspapers in Washington State and Arizona. Lavinsky is a licensed drone pilot and is passionate about the outdoors. He lives in Richfield with his loving girlfriend and cat, Pixel.


Gallery: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss play Mystic Lake

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss played the Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater Friday, June 7, 2024 with opener JD McPherson.


Police officer, another person and suspected shooter dead, 2nd officer hurt in south Minneapolis shooting

A 28-year-old Minneapolis officer has died and another is reported to be in critical condition following a shooting Thursday evening in south Minneapolis, sources said. Four other people also were said to have been hit by gunfire, following a chaotic scene.


PWHL Minnesota shut out Boston 3-0 to win the inaugural PWHL championship

PWHL Minnesota won the first Walter Cup with their 3-0 win over Boston Wednesday night in Lowell, Mass.


Gallery: Timberwolves stay alive with blowout win over Nuggets

The Minnesota Timberwolves forced a Game 7 by defeating the Denver Nuggets 115-70 in their NBA Western Conference semifinal game Thursday night at Target Center in Minneapolis.


Twins defeat Mariners 3-1

Starter Simeon Woods Richardson had eight strikeouts over six shutout innings as the Twins beat Seattle 3-1 Monday night.


Protesters and supporters gather as Minnesota state trooper Ryan Londregan arrives to court

Londregan is charged with murder, manslaughter and assault in the fatal shooting of motorist Ricky Cobb II on I-94 in north Minneapolis.


Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Twins 6-3

Twins' offensive struggles continue against Tyler Glasnow, Dodgers Entering with an MLB-worst .180 batting average and the second-fewest runs per game (2.88), they tallied three hits and 14 strikeouts in Tyler Glasnow's seven innings.


Chris Stapleton performs at U.S. Bank Stadium

Chris Stapleton performs Saturday, April 6, 2024 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.


Timberwolves hold off Rockets 113-106 at home

Naz Reid led the Wolves with 25 points, and Anthony Edwards finished with 21 despite going a third straight game without making a three-pointer.


Gallery: Boys basketball state tournament ramps up in Class 1A semifinal action

Cherry and Nevis faced off for the first Class A semifinal game on Friday, with Cherry winning 76-58 to advance to Saturday's state title game. Fertile-Beltrami and West Central Area went into triple overtime, with Fertile-Beltrami eventually coming out on top.