State/Regional Reporter | Minnesota/Upper Midwest

Reid Forgrave covers Minnesota and the Upper Midwest for the Star Tribune, particularly focused on long-form storytelling, controversial social and cultural issues, and the shifting politics around the Upper Midwest. He started at the paper in 2019.

A graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, Forgrave's career has spanned the gamut, from a national sportswriter and national magazine writer to chronicler of small-town stories in Iowa and the Mississippi Delta. Prior to the Star Tribune, Forgrave worked at and CBS Sports HQ and and Fox Sports 1. He's worked for several newspapers around the country, most recently The Des Moines Register, and has written long-form stories for The New York Times Magazine, GQ and Sports Illustrated, among others. His first book, based on a piece he wrote for GQ, was published in 2020. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.

St. Cloud animal shelter looking to reunite 94 Crosby-area cats with owners

The cats were found in a Crosby home and will go up for adoption Wednesday after mandatory five-day waiting period.

Assisted suicide in Minnesota? Critics point to Canada as cautionary tale.

Proposed medical aid in dying legislation promises to be an ongoing issue in Minnesota, where some in the disability community fear being devalued or coerced.

Nicolae Miu's attorneys suggest victims provoked fatal Apple River stabbing

The 54-year-old Prior Lake man is charged with homicide and faces life in prison; the sixth day of his trial opened with his attorney questioning a friend of the victims about whether they prompted the attack.

New Planned Parenthood CEO says real issue is fairness, health equity

Ruth Richardson, the new president and CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States, must navigate big differences in Minnesota and neighboring states.

A tumor in her brain, she wants the option to die peacefully — before it's too late

As the Legislature debates a bill on medical aid in dying, also called assisted suicide, a Corcoran woman with terminal brain cancer fears an ugly death.

'Nothing could be more honorable': Fallen Burnsville police, firefighter mourned in massive ceremony

Thousands attended in person and watched the livestream sending off the first responders.

Man arrested in Friday morning crash that killed two in Arden Hills

State Patrol released the names of the victims in the crash on Interstate 694.

Man found fatally shot inside vacant building south of downtown Minneapolis

Three years later, some Minnesota Republicans show sympathy toward Jan. 6 rioters

Some Republicans in Minnesota and across the country are pushing revisionist versions of what happened at the U.S. Capitol that day.

Cross-country skiing sees boom — even as your body screams at you to stop

For "world's most taxing sport," challenges such as the "pain cave" are a central feature, not a bug.