Digital projects editor

Prior to joining the Star Tribune in late 2014, DeLong was a digital editor on the national desk at the Washington Post, where he focused on national politics, the federal government and national security. He was part of the team awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. A native of upstate New York, DeLong currently lives in Minneapolis.

He can be reached on the encrypted messaging app Signal at 612-643-0344.


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TOP STORIESRevived charge in George Floyd murder: Third-degree murder is back on the table in the criminal cases against three former Minneapolis police officers…


The Star Tribune is dialing back COVID-19 data tracking. Here's what that means.

We will be making some changes to our Minnesota COVID-19 tracker on July 1.


Archive: Tracking COVID-19 vaccinations in Minnesota

Daily vaccination data is not being updated after June 30, 2021. To see current weekly vaccination rates and COVID-19 data in Minnesota, go here.…


Archive: Tracking coronavirus in Minnesota


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TOP STORIESQuarter-billion dollar makeover in Hopkins: A plan has been approved to build a 14-story tower and a handful of low-rise buildings on a…


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TOP STORIESCan already taste it: The Minnesota State Fair is back after a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic and announced that it has…


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TOP STORIESFamous Dave's and famous pies: BBQ Holdings, parent company of Famous Dave's, is continuing its expansion outside of barbecue with the acquisition of…


Where are the COVID-19 cases in Minnesota? Here's a look by ZIP code

The Minnesota Department of Health releases weekly data on COVID-19 cases by ZIP code each Thursday. See where new cases are appearing in the state, and which areas have been hardest hit over the pandemic.


What you need to know about Minnesota's vaccine plan

Here are answers to questions you may have about vaccines and the state's strategy to vaccinate millions of Minnesotans.


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TOP STORIESStudent arrested, no injuries after shots fired at Plymouth Middle School: A student fired gunshots Monday morning inside Plymouth Middle School, and no…