Reporter | Minneapolis Public Safety

Libor Jany is the Minneapolis crime reporter for the Star Tribune. He joined the newspaper in 2013, after stints in newsrooms in Connecticut, New Jersey, California and Mississippi. He spent his first year working out of the paper's Washington County bureau, focusing on transportation and education issues, before moving to the Dakota County team.

Jany got his start in journalism in the sports department of his hometown paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He attended Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Ore.) and Mississippi State University, majoring in communications with a minor in sociology. In his free time, he likes traveling, having visited 25 countries on six continents, including Pakistan in the summer of 2017. He was born in Czechoslovakia, and has lived in Gabon, France and seven U.S. states.


Minneapolis police commander apologizes for sharing photo of T-shirt deemed insensitive

Facebook post showed an old T-shirt with crime scene tape and a chalk outline of a body.


Mpls. police, merchants wary of rise in business burglaries after lockdown order

While Gov. Tim Walz's executive order for Minnesotans to stay at home has shuttered nonessential businesses to slow the spread of the coronavirus, merchants are worried not only about their future, but also about their safety.


Three people killed in vehicle crashes across Minnesota

Her SUV ran off the right side of the road just west of N. Penn Avenue, struck a fire hydrant and then the tree, a police spokesman said.


Question of motive hangs over 2 Minneapolis homicides

Both victims were shot on consecutive days on the North Side.


Amid spreading virus, Minnesota's first responders try to keep themselves safe

Firefighters, paramedics and police are particularly vulnerable.


Friends: North Minneapolis homicide victim slain while celebrating birthday

Police said their preliminary investigation has produced leads but no arrests yet.


Minor Minneapolis hit-and-run cases rarely lead to arrest

The city has cut its dedicated traffic officers, and officials are eyeing cameras, stricter speed limits to boost safety.


Charges: Sex offender boarded bus of kindergartners coming from field trip to Walker Art Center

The suspect hadn't been arrested as of Wednesday night.


With high-speed chases curtailed, Minneapolis police try new tack in pursuit of stolen vehicles

The new strategy was on full display after the theft of an SUV in downtown Minneapolis on Monday night.


Twin Cities EMS: 'Reserve 911 for true emergencies'

As first-responders experience a deluge in calls, they are taking new precautions to avoid contracting the virus.