Reporter | Region & State

Reinan has reported for seven newspapers from Alaska to Florida and points in between. A graduate of Fergus Falls High School and St. Olaf College, he usually can get within two degrees of connection to just about anyone in Minnesota. In his free time, he reads a lot of history, drives the historic Lake Harriet trolley in Minneapolis and plays the stand-up bass.


Nurse who discovered Irwin Jacobs murder-suicide at Orono mansion sues estate for trauma

Lisa Ann Hayes found legendary businessman Irwin Jacobs and his wife dead in their master bedroom.


Orono nature lover fights mountain bike trail in Bederwood Park

A high school team wants it. The city OK'd it. A local nature lover says, "Stop!"


Minnesota family may be trapped as town declares access road doesn't exist

Bitterness over a gravel road has left a Hillman Township family fearing they will lose access to their home.


Moorhead parents still pushing for answers six years after their sons' deaths in I-94 crash

Ray and Kathie Kvalvog have spent those six years fighting for information they believe they've been denied.


After renovation, magnificent Minnesota clock tower ready for unveiling

Martin County's renovation of historic courthouse nears finish


Confederate flag draws criticism at Kandiyohi County Fair

Man says his homemade police car flew a Confederate flag as a "Dukes of Hazzard" tribute.


Ex-Nisswa mayor to stand trial for profane exchange with police

Fred Heidmann was charged with disorderly conduct after an angry roadside argument.


Fight brewing over development of Christmas tree farm in Northfield

Northfield residents worry about development of wooded site


Minnesota town cries foul at Major League Baseball plan to close local factory

Miken Sports makes baseball helmets and bats — and is owned in part by MLB. The factory closing would eliminate about 80 jobs over the next 18 to 24 months


Rochester police say a standoff was 'safely' resolved at a hotel

Police say the incident was "safely" resolved.