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

Northfield is nervous, optimistic as Malt-O-Meal is sold

Many residents surprised that their “hometown company” changed hands.

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 05:55 AM

Minnesota drivers: Get ready for more roundabouts

Minnesota will get more roundabouts, as studies back their safety and efficiency. Another 40 are either under construction or in planning.

Updated: January 25, 2015, - 08:23 AM

Orange Line bus route is key to Southtown's future

As talks continue over controversial rezoning of the Bloomington shopping center, location of express bus line is a key hurdle.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 08:00 PM

Edina council: Fast forward on bees, rewind on chickens

Back-yard bees in Edina are one step closer, but chickens? Not so fast.The City Council this week gave preliminary approval...

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

Edina couple transform young lives through medical mission trips

An Edina doctor and his wife have helped improve the lives of dozens of babies born with cleft lips and palates through Children’s Surgery International, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that sends volunteer medical teams to a half-dozen countries around the world.

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 02:08 PM

West Metro beat: Key City Council decisions often made away from the spotlight

Earlier this month, citizens thronged a meeting of the Bloomington City Council to plead for leniency for protesters who faced...

Updated: January 20, 2015, - 08:10 PM

Police: Man walked Bloomington street waving gun before being shot

Officers were responding to report of suicidal person.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 08:52 PM

Jan. 6: Speakers oppose charges vs. MOA protesters

Some asked Bloomington not to bring criminal charges against those who participated in the “Black Lives Matter” action at the Mall of America.

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 01:32 PM

St. Louis Park weighs temporary ban on liquor licenses

Some City Council members say 16 liquor stores is plenty.

Updated: January 13, 2015, - 08:36 PM

Next job for retiring Bloomington city manager: 'Condo boy'

Mark Bernhardson hopes his legacy from his 23 years on the job will be “built on rock, not sand.”

Updated: December 30, 2014, - 02:57 PM

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