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.

Tuition-free Dakota County college program hasn't been free of problems

Workforce Mobility Program pilot offers lessons for helping low-income students.

Shakopee officials weigh multimillion dollar renovation of sand-bottomed pool

City officials want more information about holding a referendum to pay for improvements at SandVenture.

Metro briefs: St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Golden Valley make joint pitch to scooter-share vendors

Plus: Men in Black wins violence intervention contract in Brooklyn Park; Hastings approves 71-acre annexation.

Hastings school food service workers reach contract with district, ending strike

About 35 workers from the south metro school district had been on strike since Feb. 7.

Missing Bloomington man found safe, police say

Aaron Heikkila was located and is safe, Bloomington police said.

Scott County grants Renaissance Festival the permit necessary to run this year's fair

The County Board had considered revoking or changing the long-running fair's permit in response to traffic and parking concerns.

Scott County's Family Resource Centers connect families to services and some fun

The county opened its new center in Shakopee this week, offering information on a wide variety of services and community programs.

Bloomington police seek help finding missing man

Family members haven't heard from Aaron Heikkila in several days.

Minneapolis schools: District data posted on dark web after cyberattack

The district has been dealing with repercussions of what it called an encryption event in late February.

Metro briefs: Photographer to speak on Minnesota's vanishing landmarks

A historian and photographer who was spent the past 25 years documenting the vanishing barns, schoolhouses, courthouses and churches across the state will be the…