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Liz Sawyer

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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Liz:

Teenage boy killed at light rail station in downtown Minneapolis

A person of interest was in custody within an hour after the report of the shots fired, a police spokesman said. → Read More

Minneapolis Police Department honors officers with Medal of Valor, other honors at awards ceremony

Several dozen people, both sworn and civilian, were honored. → Read More

Window washer shot while working near Minneapolis Federal Reserve

A 19-year-old man was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound after a downtown shooting Friday evening. → Read More

Family of man killed by Minneapolis police calls for more details, release of body-camera video

Speaking publicly for the first time, Mark and Cindy Sundberg, who were called to the scene during the six-hour standoff with police, said family and friends are "beyond shocked and grieving." → Read More

3-year-old shot, critically injured in north Minneapolis

The incident marks at least the eighth child under 10 years old struck by gunfire in the city since last April. → Read More

Minn.'s juvenile justice system failing youth, families, victims

A Star Tribune examination of hundreds of juvenile court records finds that the system is failing to effectively intervene in the lives of Minnesota’s most troubled youth, often despite anguished pleas from parents. → Read More

Sophia Hope Yang enters world as first Twin Cities baby born in 2022

She weighed 7 pounds and measured 19.5 inches long. → Read More

Burnsville man charged with murder in fatal shooting outside Eagan gas station

An altercation between two groups at the Marathon gas station Saturday culminated in the death of 33-year-old Faisal A. Abukar. → Read More

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to retire

The popular chief has served in the role since 2017. → Read More

St. Paul left reeling after hitting homicide record for city

The fatal stabbing left leaders with more questions than answers as the city tries to combat an increase in crime that is being mirrored across the country. → Read More

Law enforcement moves in, makes arrests on sixth night of Brooklyn Center protests

Early on, the gathering was passionate but peaceful. → Read More

Protesters, police clash for 3rd night after Wright's death

As darkness fell, an estimated 800 to 1,000 protesters were outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department. → Read More

Woman found dead in St. Paul home in city's 7th homicide of year

Police responded to suspected overdose, death ruled homicide. → Read More

LiHong 'Linda' Burdick, businesswoman and painter, dies of COVID-19 complications at 72.

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

Family members identify mother and two children fatally shot in St. Paul

No one had been arrested as of Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Witnesses: Police shoot, kill knife-wielding man

Witnesses say the man brandished a knife following a chase. → Read More

For some Minnesota prisoners, vaccine a turning point in grueling fight with COVID-19

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

St. Paul police investigating after 2-year-old killed by gunfire

Officers responded to the 800 block of Rice Street just before 1:30 p.m. → Read More

Board of Pardons commutes Myon Burrell sentence, calls for immediate release from prison

The vote comes a week after an independent study recommending releasing Burrell from prison. → Read More

St. Paul police on scene of deadly shooting near Marydale Park

One person was down in 500 block of Jessamine Ave. W. → Read More