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.

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Calling it her gift to the future, great-grandmother in Plymouth goes solar

An array of solar panels was installed last week on the roof of Alice Ellison's home, and the retired educator is also talking the panels up.

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 10:50 PM

Rehabilitation project begins for most-polluted stretch of Minnehaha Creek

In Hopkins, cleaning up the creek and cleaning up the city go hand in hand.Officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the...

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 07:32 PM

Hopkins' $5M Mainstreet project aims to retain the small-town feel

The project on Mainstreet aims to retain the small-town feel.

Updated: April 19, 2015, - 08:39 PM

Mall of America won't seek $40,000 restitution in Black Lives Matter protest case

Mall wants focus to be on actions of Black Lives Matter protesters, not on damages.

Updated: April 16, 2015, - 08:30 AM

Bloomington will survey 3,000 local businesses for insights on economy

Bloomington plans to survey 3,000 businesses about city services, the economy and the local business climate.

Updated: April 14, 2015, - 09:23 AM

Comedian Scott Hansen comes out of retirement for show at VFW post

Scott Hansen, who stopped performing for health reasons, will play a show at an Anoka County VFW post.

Updated: April 14, 2015, - 09:13 AM

VEAP director retiring after 39 years of helping SW metro residents

Susan Russell Freeman nurtured VEAP from a church basement into Minnesota’s largest food shelf.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 08:54 PM

St. Louis Park says MnDOT is ignoring huge traffic headaches from Hwy. 100 rebuilding

City worried about safety issues caused by Hwy. 100 roadwork.

Updated: April 02, 2015, - 12:04 AM

Richfield bowling alley closing after 57 years

Richfield grieves the last frames of 57-year-old Lariat Lanes.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 09:37 PM

West metro cities seek state funding for special projects

Several west metro cities are at the Minnesota State Capitol this year asking for state aid for several projects — everything from a Lake Minnetonka pier to ice arena renovations in Plymouth.

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 08:10 PM

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