Mara Klecker, Star Tribune

Mara Klecker

Star Tribune

Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Mara:

Lois Riess, serving life in Florida, is back to Minnesota to face charges of murdering her husband

Riess pleaded guilty last year to murdering a Florida woman who looked like her. → Read More

Minneapolis organizations, groups transition to meet neighborhoods' needs after George Floyd death

Some of the pop-up food shelves have closed or partnered with others. → Read More

2-year-old boy dead, 3 hospitalized after Becker County house fire

The toddler's father and brother had gone back in to try to rescue him. → Read More

One dead in fire in Columbia Heights townhouse fire

The victim was believed to be the owner of the townhouse. → Read More

Edina cracks down on large gatherings not in compliance with 'Stay at Home' order

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

Fire crews responding to fire in Northeast Minneapolis

The four-alarm fire spread to a neighboring building. → Read More

1 dead, 2 injured in Minneapolis shooting Sunday night

The suspect fled on foot, police said. → Read More

Minnesota schools, parents struggle to adjust to school closing

While some schools were already shut down, others spent Monday helping students transition to being at home. → Read More

Minnesota reports second COVID-19 case

The person is a resident of Carver County who was likely exposed while traveling in Europe last month. → Read More

After warm weekend, temps in Twin Cities will be more March-like this week

The week will still bring above-average temps. → Read More

Twin Cities hits 50 degrees but NWS says: Don't put snow shovels away just yet

It's the highest temp in the metro in 127 days. → Read More

Minnesota State Fair will add metal detectors at entrance gates this year

The fair said the change, part of $10 million in upgrades planned for this year, will help maintain a "safe and secure environment." → Read More

St. Louis Park to ban sale of vaping products, e-cigarettes

The ordinance takes effect in February. → Read More

One wounded in Minneapolis shooting Sunday night

Shooting appeared to be in 2700 block of Thomas Avenue. → Read More

Jewish nonprofit opens boutique thrift shop in Hopkins to employ those with special needs

Boutique shop gives adults a chance for a paycheck, dignity → Read More

Community prays for a Christmas miracle for 12-year-old hospitalized after silo accident

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

Man found dead of gunshot wound in south Minneapolis apartment

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

Woman killed in Minnetrista crash identified

The 18-year-old was killed after the vehicle she was driving struck another vehicle. → Read More

Lake Minnetonka gets stricter rules against sewage discharge from boat toilets

New rule is an effort to prevent another outbreak of illness. → Read More

Bicyclist struck and killed by semi in Minneapolis identified

An advocacy group wants more protections for bike lanes. → Read More