Karen Zamora

Reporter | North Metro
Phone: 612-673-4647
Karen Zamora covers courts, county government and public safety in Anoka County. She is a California native who joined the paper in 2014 after interning on the features desk. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Texas State University - San Marcos in the spring of 2014.

Recent content from Karen Zamora

New Hope City Hall gunman had history of violent threats

The 68-year-old man who shot two New Hope police officers outside a City Council meeting Monday had undergone years of court-ordered mental health treatment and been released from the state hospital at St. Peter in 2013.

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 11:17 AM

Brooklyn Park lauds its paid paternal leave program

Since the city became the first in the state to offer a paid parental leave plan, it's had several takers.

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 02:46 PM

Coon Rapids reinstates televising public forum during council meetings

The broadcast of those sometimes-dramatic, unscripted moments at City Council meetings has returned to Coon Rapids.

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 02:42 PM

Twin Cities HS teacher shot dead in Mahtomedi; teen arrested

David Frigaard, 46, was shot and killed early Saturday in Mahtomedi. He was an art teacher at Park High School in Cottage Grove and owned a bar in Willernie, Minn. Police said they have a 19-year-old suspect from Pine Springs in custody.

Updated: January 26, 2015, - 10:19 AM

Blaine resident: Intruder lunged at police with knife, was shot

Resident describes a dramatic standoff with the intruder in the kitchen and the moment when the suspect was shot while lunging at police. The incident began shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 11:51 PM

Medtronic, Brooklyn Park police sued over handling of bomb threat

In the case against Medtronic and Brooklyn Park, man argued he shouldn’t have been jailed.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 09:07 PM

Boy who died in Brooklyn Center apartment fire is identified

The 2-year-old boy who died in an apartment fire Friday in Brooklyn Center was Keoni Kemontre Holt, the Hennepin County...

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 04:49 PM

Nonprofit reaches $1M goal, plans Anoka County youth homeless shelter

With the money in hand, the nonprofit plans to open an overnight shelter for homeless young people in Anoka County.

Updated: January 20, 2015, - 02:34 PM

Minnesota Air Force Reserves return home from deployment

Lt. Alicia Makoutz is welcomed back as the only female pilot in the Minnesota Air Force Reserves to fly C-130...

Updated: January 18, 2015, - 11:42 PM

Probation, workhouse for Shakopee man in near-fatal Minneapolis hit-and-run

He must also pay victim $222,000 in restitution.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 08:03 PM

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