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

Bloomington prosecutor not backing down on Mall of America protesters

Bloomington city attorney says she can’t be swayed by a letter from ministers asking for Mall of America cases to...

Updated: March 02, 2015, - 10:17 PM

Mall of America loses bid to cut its bill for pedestrian bridge

Lawsuit loss could have implications for Nicollet Mall renovation project, some say.

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 09:42 PM

Golden Valley inventor and his electric car look for their big break on TV invention show

Rich Kronfeld has been on TV often, but this time it’s to present his electric car.

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 11:54 PM

Pointing to I-35W-494 bottleneck, Dayton officials push for road funds

Cabinet members, suburban leaders press for Dayton proposal to ease traffic at the nation’s 17th worst interchange at 35W and 494.

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 11:31 PM

'Grammar Goddess' at Coon Rapids High mixes old-school standards with new teaching approaches

Coon Rapids High School teacher upholds rules of language while adapting to today's “snippet phase.”

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 02:20 PM

Mall of America tightens security after latest terror threat

The Mall of America said it beefed up already-complex security measures Monday in the wake of a weekend terror threat and sought to assure shoppers that everything possible is being done to keep them safe.

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 10:13 AM

Cities re-examine their security in wake of New Hope shooting

Cities are looking at their security in wake of New Hope shooting, but they acknowledge there’s no guarantee of safety...

Updated: February 22, 2015, - 08:11 PM

Edina may change liquor laws to keep up with Minneapolis

Restaurateurs say the city’s food/alcohol formula puts them at a disadvantage.

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 11:46 PM

St. Louis Park Historical Society looks to the future

St. Louis Park Historical Society has a new home and new board and is looking to grow.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 02:58 PM

Walking to Southdale is easier after Edina's $4 million pedestrian project

Edina’s $4 million pedestrian project aims to make the growing area more walkable.

Updated: February 15, 2015, - 10:29 PM

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