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Sawyer graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in newspaper and online journalism. She worships her alma mater's college hoops team and believes that an orange is, in fact, a suitable mascot.


Man's death under investigation near Northfield

Authorities responded to a 911 call about a burglary in progress on the 31500 block of Foliage Avenue in Greenvale Township.


Minnesota lawmakers could end routine shackling of children in court

The use of restraints on juveniles varies widely from county to county.


Minnesota Department of Corrections fires guard who drunkenly confronted protesters

Citing 'deeply disturbing' conduct, DOC terminates 26-year veteran.


Brainerd man sentenced to 4 years for Minneapolis police station fire

Dylan Shakespeare Robinson pleaded guilty in December.


Minn. corrections officer on leave after confronting BLM protesters

Protesters were outside the home of Washington County Attorney Pete Orput.


Law enforcement makes arrests at Brooklyn Center protest

Early Saturday, law enforcement leaders stressed that Friday's gathering was peaceful and legal until its last few minutes, and expressed disappointment that Thursday's strategy of backing off did not work.


Fewer arrests, calmer scene on 4th night of Brooklyn Center protests

Twenty-four people were arrested, authorities said. Tear gas, which prompted strong complaints earlier, was not used Wednesday as hundreds were gathered outside the Brooklyn Center police station to protest the death of Daunte Wright.


Protesters, police clash for third night after Daunte Wright's death

An estimated 800 to 1,000 protesters were outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Dozens of officers in riot gear, along with National Guard, stood on the other side of a metal fence. As the crowd shouted and shook the fence, police began deploying flash-bang grenades.


Officer who fatally shot man in Brooklyn Center is 26-year veteran

She got her police license in 1995 at age 22, according to state records.


Daunte Wright is sixth person killed by Brooklyn Center police since 2012

Five of the six were men of color, according to a Star Tribune database of fatal encounters with police.