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.

Six southwest Twin Cities area newspapers will publish last issue this week

The Southwest News Media publications are part of MediaNews Group, which is owned by Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for gutting and then closing local papers.

Several south metro cities tackling elevated radium levels

Inver Grove Heights, Savage and South St. Paul are dealing with high radium in their water supply, using a range of short-term fixes and expensive solutions.

South St. Paul considering 'one last hurrah' for its well-loved Northview Pool

The city eventually plans to close the pool, first opened in 1956, because of the cost of repairs -- but may keep it open for a final summer.

Bill to allow duplexes across Minnesota is likely doomed this session

Affordable housing advocates hope to find other roads to make it easier to build small apartment buildings across Minnesota.

Eden Prairie Schools plans to turn UNFI office into a school building

The Eden Prairie City Council must still approve a development agreement before plans are final; the district hopes to start using the building this fall.

Dakota County resumes planning for homeless shelter: 'We have an urgent need'

Six months after shelving a plan to convert a hotel amid pushback, officials say they're moving slowly and deliberately to ease concerns and find a location.

A 'serious, sobering report' prompts changes at Shakopee Fire Department

Outside consultants reported problems ranging from a lack of training to ethics violations, with one consultant labeling Shakopee the "worst department" they'd seen in 18 years of consulting.

Scott County cities worry Met Council decision could prompt 'disorderly development'

The Met Council recently granted a change to a Scott County township that will allow a parcel to avoid hooking up to city water and sewer, effectively blocking Jordan's future development there.

Johnson Brothers withdraws application to redevelop Blue Cross Blue Shield site in Eagan

The company is looking at other options in the metro, including remaining at its St. Paul location.

Police investigating New Brighton shooting that injured one person

The victim was shot in the back by someone they knew, police said. The suspect was still at large.