Reporter | South Metro

Erin Adler is a suburban reporter covering Dakota and Scott counties for the Star Tribune, working breaking news shifts on Sundays. She previously spent three years covering K-12 education in the south metro and five months covering Carver County.

An Anoka native, Adler lives in south Minneapolis with her two dogs. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict with an English and secondary education degree (and a concentration in studio art). She taught seventh grade English and religion at a Catholic school in Edina for two years and later taught adult ESL/ELL for Minneapolis Public Schools. She has a Master's degree in English/Literacy education from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing and attempting to complete home improvement projects.

Shakopee Mdewakanton tribe applies to put 295 acres of its Scott County land into trust

The move would take the acreage off local tax rolls.

Protesters, police face off in downtown Minneapolis; no arrests

Despite heated moments, there were no arrests.

Edina creates rubric to evaluate diversity of its art, decor

The criteria will be used to evaluate representation in the city's public decor.

2 victims identified, 3rd body recovered in Washington County plane crash

The search continues for a third victim.

Hennepin County jail investigating inmate's death by suicide

A 23-year-old man died Thursday, almost a week after being found unresponsive in his cell.

Family of teen who died sues Chisago Lakes School District, alleging bullying led to death

The lawsuit notes Jacob LeTourneau-Elsharkawy and his mother reported more than 20 incidents of bullying to school staff before his death by suicide.

Lake Minnetonka dock dispute awaits Supreme Court decision

A dock installed by two Shorewood families on their sliver of Lake Minnetonka shoreline has launched a battle with the city that's now gone to the state's highest court — and even prompted one of the defendants to run for mayor.

Ely resort owners charged with illegal gathering and sale of prized bait fish

Three members of the LaTourell family have been charged with illegally harvesting ciscoes and profiting from their sale as bait.

Twin Cities sees guns and ammo shortages amid social crises

The previous presidential election year, 2016, also saw record gun sales, with 15 million background checks conducted. So far this year there have already been 13.7 million checks, with four months left to go.

A polluted site in Edina and St. Louis Park lands on Superfund priorities list

The Superfund program will investigate the source of the contaminants and clean up the area.