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.


Trump official seeking retired cops as Mpls. 'poll challengers'

The Minneapolis police union put out a call this week for retired officers to help serve as "eyes and ears" at polling sites in "problem" areas across the city on Election Day.


Off-duty cop sues, says Mpls. police 'seized' him and friends 'with deadly force'

The lawsuit doesn't specify damages.


Mpls. police official demoted over 'white boys' comment

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo demoted a high-ranking deputy whose comments in a Star Tribune article prompted an internal backlash. Art Knight said he was "disappointed" by his demotion.


Minneapolis records its 68th homicide with shooting death

The shooting happened in the 3500 block of 19th Avenue S.


Teen fatally shot in north Minneapolis in the city's 65th homicide of year

Another person was injured during the shooting in the troubled area.


3 youths die in north Mpls. crash while being pursued by police

They were ages 13 to 15, and the pursuit stemmed from a carjacking, officers said.


Two fatal shootings in Minneapolis push city's homicide total to 62

Both incidents occurred on the city's North Side.


Minneapolis police shoot, wound man after armed confrontation on South Side

It's still unclear whether the man fired at officers, police said.


Reform group says Minneapolis has shut it out of police union contract talks

Transparency lacking over new contract, it says.


Homeowner arrested after fatally shooting intruder in north Mpls.

Police learned later that the homeowner and the victim were acquaintances and that the invasion was not random.