Reporter | South Metro

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.

Twin Cities area is recycling more than ever. Why hasn't landfilling declined?

Nearly half of the metro area's waste is recycled. But a significant share continues to be buried.

3 shot, one fatally, in Long Prairie

A man was found shot to death early Sunday in the yard of a residence in Long Prairie, Minn., according to the Todd County Sheriff's…

Former Inver Grove Heights city administrator charged with misdemeanor assault to appear in court Thursday

Joe Lynch is charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct.

State Fair attendance begins to climb after starting off slow

Fewer people makes for a more enjoyable experience for those who do come, one vendor said: "We're here, we're open, we're happy."

Storms bring much-needed rain, but leave trail of damage

The rain propels this month into the 10th wettest August ever.

More Minnesota suburbs will ask voters to impose local sales tax

Communities hope to cash in on their new power to pursue the extra revenue.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recommends expansion of four south metro landfills

Residential waste targeted for the south metro raises environmental alarm.

A little ingenuity helps endangered caterpillars 'chill out' at Minnesota Zoo

The Poweshiek skipperling butterflies were growing too fast, so the zoo came up with a solution.

Police respond to three fatal shootings in Mpls. in 24 hours

Three men were shot and killed in Minneapolis from Saturday night to Sunday evening.

Omaha surgeon, two relatives killed in Victoria plane crash

The single-engine plane crashed into a vacant lot, then struck a home. "It's an absolute miracle that no one on the ground was hurt by this," said one aviation expert.