John Reinan

Reporter | West Metro
Phone: 612-673-7402
I returned to the Star Tribune in 2014 after an absence of several years spent working at a marketing firm. I was a business reporter here in the 2000s; before that, I reported for six other newspapers from Alaska to Florida. I grew up in Fergus Falls and graduated from St. Olaf College, where I did not work on the college newspaper because I thought I’d be going to law school.

Recent content from John Reinan

Old-school fermented pickles ride hot new food trend

An old-country way of pickling that involves fermenting the cucumbers, rather than preserving them in vinegar, is putting a Twin Cities entrepreneur on the cutting edge of a hot foodie trend.

Updated: September 22, 2014, - 09:50 AM

Best Buy celebrates milestone: 1 billion pounds of recycled electronics

Company recycles 1 billion pounds of electronics and appliances in just five years.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 05:49 AM

St. Louis Park residents worry about community garden's future

The fate of Birchwood Community Garden is tied to the future of disbanded church’s land.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 05:47 AM

Edina looks at putting a lid on Hwy. 100

City planners aim to pick up space and link east/west sides of town.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 05:59 AM

Bloomington commission praises Southtown vision, then shoots it down

Planning Commission votes 6-0 to reject the proposed changes.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 04:45 AM

Edina to buy for $1.55 million cleaners site it had sought to condemn

City had eye on business to expand development, parking at 50th & France.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 08:57 PM

Southtown owner: Proposed zoning changes threaten shops

The owner says the shopping center is being “railroaded” by a rezoning proposal.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 11:24 AM

Hot Lotto ticket worth record $11.71M sold in Twin Cities

Ticket is a record for this game and it comes on the heels of a record-breaking lottery year.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 07:25 AM

In lawsuit, Richfield cops allege department sought more 'knuckle draggers'

A Hennepin County judge will examine the age case on Friday.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 11:19 PM

Edina approves disputed housing project for homeless teens

The Edina City Council voted unanimously in favor of the housing project. “These are our kids,” Council Member Mary Brindle said.

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 05:37 AM

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