Liz Sawyer

Reporter | South Metro
Phone: 952-746-3282
Liz Sawyer covers large Dakota County suburbs, such as Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville and Lakeville. She is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she majored in newspaper and online journalism. During her time at SU, Sawyer served as news editor of the school's independent student newspaper, The Daily Orange. She previously covered Minneapolis at the Star Tribune.


Recent content from Liz Sawyer

At emotional service, community members plead for boy's return

Tensions ran high at a Saturday prayer service for a missing Crystal boy, with community members swooping in to defend the family from those looking to cast blame.

Updated: March 29, 2015, - 06:09 AM

Single-engine plane crashes in Pine River

A small single-engine plane crashed Friday evening in Pine River, Minn., according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Information about...

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 09:40 PM

'Operation Golden Gofer' busts historic Colorado-Minnesota pot pipeline

Authorities in Denver say a historically large illegal drug-smuggling operation in Colorado made airdrops of marijuana from sky-diving planes over Minnesota as part of a long-running scheme that was busted by law enforcement’s “Operation Golden Gofer” investigation.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 12:23 AM

Betty Lessard, founder of legendary Betty's Pies, dies at 90

Betty’s Pies opened in the 1950s when Lessard converted her father’s Two Harbors fish house into a cafe. The shop has been serving its famous made-from-scratch pies, like lemon angel and five-layer chocolate, for more than 50 years.

Updated: March 25, 2015, - 02:33 PM

Black Lives Matter dominates MOA social media campaign

What began as a few messages reminiscing about Camp Snoopy on Twitter spiraled into an outlet for demonstrators and their supporters.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 11:58 PM

Obituary: David Windsor made stars shine their best

David Windsor became interested in hair and makeup in one of the most unlikely places: a military base.While stationed in...

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 04:40 PM

Minneapolis Public Schools to lay off 100-plus staffers

The district says the layoffs to its administrative staff were made to better cater to students, individual schools.

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 07:06 AM

South Dakota man killed in rollover crash on Hwy. 169

A South Dakota man was killed early Saturday morning during a rollover crash on Hwy. 169 in Scott County.Andrew J....

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 11:38 PM

Twin Cities kick off St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Green boas, beads and beer were the most common accessories at St. Paul’s first LuckyPalooza block party, while thousands in Minneapolis took part in the annual Get Lucky Half Marathon and 7K.

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 10:57 PM

Eagan considers change to firearms law

A proposed indoor shooting range spurred the discussion of the city’s firearms regulations.

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 11:37 PM

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