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

Fugitive Minnesota cult head captured in Brazil beach lair

A Minnesota cult leader who has been the subject of a global manhunt was arrested Saturday in Brazil, according to Brazilian media reports. Victor A. Barnard, 53, faces 59 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a flock of young "Maidens" as part of a camp in Pine County.

Updated: March 01, 2015, - 08:48 AM

Police officer shot in Minneapolis 'never saw it coming'

Police have one suspect in custody after a Minneapolis police officer was shot about 5 a.m. Saturday during a burglary call on the North Side, according to police. The police chief says the officer was targeted.

Updated: February 22, 2015, - 03:01 PM

Mpls. officer 'targeted,' shot after burglary call

Minneapolis police arrested a former convict with a violent history in connection with what may have been a targeted ambush early Saturday of an officer responding to a burglary call.

Updated: February 21, 2015, - 10:53 PM

Buck Hill celebrates 60 years

Buck Hill has delighted beginners and Olympians alike since 1954-55.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 02:54 PM

RV show offers a sure cure for wanderlust

The 49th Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul RV, Vacation & Camping show offers a cure for wanderlust.

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 11:20 PM

Eagan approves change in cable franchise

Other Twin Cities suburbs must decide whether to approve the transfer from Comcast to a new provider.

Updated: February 10, 2015, - 02:38 PM

South metro cities raise stipends to attract firefighters

Increased demands on time and tougher training cause shortage of on-call volunteers.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 08:58 PM

St. Paul kids, police build trust via basketball

A friendly basketball contest against officers breaks down barriers on St. Paul’s East Side.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 07:25 PM

Ashley Conrade pleads guilty in connection with Anarae Schunk slaying

She admitted aiding Shavelle Chavez-Nelson after the death of U student Anarae Schunk.

Updated: February 06, 2015, - 09:33 PM

WWII commando unit to be honored in Washington, D.C.

WWII commando unit to receive Congressional Gold Medal.

Updated: February 02, 2015, - 07:33 PM

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