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.


Neighbors unhappy about crypto mining operation in Glencoe, Minn.

Crypto company says it's doing everything possible to reduce noise.


Minnesota sees historic drop in child poverty

Support programs, work requirements cited as keys


Judge rules Hubbard County can't blockade protest camp near Enbridge Line 3 pipeline

Hubbard County had barricaded a road and arrested protesters who drove on it.


Minnesota briefs: Groundbreaking for major city park held in Duluth

The city of Duluth celebrated the start of Lincoln Park's reconstruction Friday in the neighborhood of the same name.A plan for the park was adopted…


Unfinished Rochester dream home gets reprieve from teardown

The 16,000-square-foot hilltop house has been vacant since 2018. Neighbors want it gone.


For many recent Minnesota college grads, debt plan is 'life-changing'

Most graduates with loans can have up to $10,000 forgiven.


'We might not have to struggle': Minnesota graduates react to Biden's loan debt plan

Name: Leah Payne, 27City: DuluthCurrent job: Looking for work in music therapy fieldCollege: Colorado State University, graduate degreeStudent loan debt: $40,000Monthly loan bill: About $300/monthHow…


Bitter disputes in Orono pit unhappy residents vs. officials

Mayor Dennis Walsh calls his critics "clowns" as they dispute the city's land deals.


Minnesota Court of Appeals sides with township in gravel road saga

Hillman Township has won the latest — and perhaps final — round in a bitter fight over a rural Minnesota gravel road, as the state Court of Appeals ruled that the township has no duty to maintain the road to a private residence outside Mora, Minn.


Austin celebration to rekindle fond memories of bygone teen club

The Tower was a hot spot for southern Minnesota teens in the '50s and '60s.