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.

Inver Grove Heights vetoes rezoning that would have allowed washer fluid maker to move into city

Move by Bulk Fluid Systems would have required changing the city's comprehensive plan.

Dakota County reverses direction on applying for grant to turn Eagan hotel into homeless shelter

More than 100 people showed up at a Dakota County Board meeting Tuesday, most opposing the shelter idea.

South St. Paul, not developer, will handle apartment streetscape updates

The Yards and Backyards developer the Beard Group said streetscape improvements were more work than they typically complete with a project.

Weeks after Hastings Creamery closed, facility is lost in an overnight fire

Officials have not determined a cause for the fire, but have opened an investigation. Dakota County commissioner calls timing of blaze "oddly coincidental."

Dakota County leaders want to buy Eagan hotel and transform it into a homeless shelter

Most of the Dakota County Board expressed support for applying for $10 million state grant to help fund the purchase and renovation of the Norwood Inn & Suites; the full project would cost an estimated $24 million.

Construction of affordable apartments will proceed after Shakopee withdraws rezoning request

Construction will begin in spring 2024 on apartments meant for low-income residents and people emerging from homelessness.

Under plan, Burnsville property owners would be able to choose where some tax dollars go

The city is working to implement "participatory budgeting," which allows residents to vote on spending for some public projects.

Secede from Hennepin County? Champlin is considering it.

City officials say they are not getting enough county support for city road and infrastructure projects, and would like to join Anoka County instead.

New Minnesota Renaissance Festival transportation plan eases traffic, parking headaches

The real test will come in the final weeks of the festival, when attendance is highest.

Superior National Forest decision nixes Lutsen Mountains' expansion plans

The Forest Service issued a "no action" draft decision due to the expansion's potential effects on tribal resources, the Superior Hiking Trail and the environment.