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.

Newest Dakota County Library branch opens in South St. Paul

The opening of the new Kaposia Library, which replaces a city-run library, was marked this week with song and celebration.

Burnsville firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth remembered as always ready to help

Finseth, 40, 'always had a smile and a kind word' for others, recalled the director of a training school he attended.

New Prague will get new post office building

The existing building is cramped and has no parking for the public or people with disabilities.

Northfield decides it's content with most of its slogan, asks locals to fill in third blank

The city will keep the first two words of its previous slogan, "Cows, Colleges and Contentment" and switch out the third to a rotating range of options.

Coming to Eagan's Viking Lakes complex: $10 million 'connection center' for accounting firm CLA

Clifton Larson Allen (CLA) has signed a 16-year lease for a 40,000-square-foot space to be built over the next year.

Shakopee luxury apartment residents furious at forced move to new building next door

Hundreds of residents of the Triple Crown Residences must move to a neighboring building because of sprinkler problems.

West St. Paul City Council adds junior member

The city hopes adding a high school student to the council will broaden city leaders' perspectives.

Group tasked with reforming Met Council offers lawmakers six options

A task force convened by the Legislature couldn't agree on a single proposal for restructuring governance of the regional planning authority.

Farmington offers class to help online daters manage frustration

The parks and recreation department is branching out to offer classes on topics beyond athletics and crafts.

Federal agency announces statewide audit of mail delays, identifies 'deficiencies' at four Twin Cities postal locations

Four audits from Eagan, Apple Valley and New Brighton and the St. Paul distribution center were released Wednesday from the USPS office of Inspector General, revealing problems with delays, delivery and postal facilities.