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Katie Galioto

Reporter | General assignment
Phone: 623-673-4478
Location: Minneapolis

Katie Galioto is a general assignment reporter at the Star Tribune. In 2019, after a few years away, she returned to the Minneapolis area, where she was born and raised.


Galioto was an intern at the Star Tribune in 2018 after she graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in political science. She reported as an intern for the Chicago Tribune and POLITICO before returning to her hometown paper full-time. She enjoys traveling, good music, good restaurants and her good dog, Tucker.
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Taylor Tinkham, 29, stood next to a chalk drawing she made as part of her CeMental Breaks, a movement she hopes will catch on across the state.

Chalk art creations popping up on Mpls. sidewalks encourage mental health breaks

Since April, a local artist has left a couple hundred chalk sketches throughout the city encouraging passersby to stop and take a moment for themselves.
Packages passed down a conveyor belt before receiving a shipping label at Amazon in Shakopee.

St. Louis County Board moves to cut its Amazon spending and buy local

The board passed a resolution Tuesday saying employees should make "every effort" to make purchases locally.
Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers during the season opener against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Chicago.

Wis. senator again tries to end Packers blackout on Minnesota border

Twelve counties near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border broadcast the Vikings when the teams' games coincide.
FILE- Denfeld High School student Lindsay Johnson helped Laura Macarthur Elementary School student KaMirra Spencer with her reading in Dec. 2018. New

Duluth schools struggle to improve test scores

New data shows continuing achievement gap with scores for black students among worst in the state.
The Superior Entry Lighthouse sits at the end of Wisconsin Point. The property was sold for $159,000 last month.

Sold! Historic lighthouse in Superior, Wis., auctioned off for $159K

A man from California purchased the Wisconsin Point tower, which is more than 100 years old.
A screengrab from an officer's bodycam video shows Duluth police officer Adam Huot dragging a man by his handcuffs, which he was fired for. The Minnes

Appeals court: Duluth police officer fired for excessive force can keep job

The officer dragged a suspect by his handcuffs.
Lizzo performs a medley at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, N.J.

Lizzo's big booty balloon also has Minnesota roots

Thanks to a Burnsville company, the singer and rapper wasn't the only local on stage at the MTV VMAs.
Colleen Hinz of St. Paul rode the Giant Slide on Thursday with daughter Grace, 4. This year is its 50th anniversary.

Millions of dollars flow into Minnesota State Fair coffers each year. Where does the money go?

More than 2 million people times a $15 admission fee = a lot of dough, deep fried or not.The Minnesota State Fair has never been…
Lorraine Robitaille, right, handed Margarita Nunez a large stuffed dog as they hung prizes at their game stand in the Midway the day before opening da

Nearly $60M flowed into State Fair coffers last year. Where did it go?

We asked what State Fair facts you were curious about, and several readers have done the math and want to know what happens to all that dough.
Lorraine Robitaille, right, handed Margarita Nunez a large stuffed dog as they hung game prizes at their stand in the Midway on Wednesday, ahead of th

Food, fun and more start at Minnesota State Fair

For many, the dozen-day stretch is the most wonderful time of the year. And come Thursday morning, it's starting.
Photos from the survey.

Grand Marais property photo survey draws accusations of shaming

City asked residents for thumbs up or down on photos of local properties. It got 524 responses in about five days -- quite a turnout in a town of less than 1,500.
Duluth basketball players gathered outside the school in 1961 — a decade before its replacement was built.

It's stayed open for a century, but Duluth's beloved Old Central faces steep costs

Cost to rehab century-old Duluth building is nearly $50 million.
Jeremy Messersmith is among the local music stars to be featured at the first Wild Waters Music Fest, a single-day concert trying to raise awareness o

Duluth concert aims to drum up support for campaign to stop Twin Metals mine

Music festival highlights ongoing tensions over mining in Minnesota.
Emily Larson, the first female mayor of Duluth, is sworn in at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Mayor, incumbent City Council members advance in Duluth primary

About 8,000 people voted Tuesday to pick who will appear on the city's ballot in November.
Twin City Rapid Transit Co. streetcars pass through St. Paul's new Selby Tunnel for the first time in September 1907.

A New York artist mapped the Twin Cities' 'lost' streetcar system

Public transportation in Minneapolis and St. Paul looked a lot different in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Last time the tall ships came to town in 2016, they drew about a quarter of a million people -- and one large rubber duck, which will also return this

With Festival of Sail, blues festival, Duluth braces for busiest weekend of year

With a parade of tall ships set to sail through the harbor and music blasting from the bayfront, Duluth is gearing up for its largest…
A hailstone in Watertown today.

Baseball- and tennis ball-sized hail hit parts of Twin Cites

Windows, siding and vehicles damaged, but no one was injured.
A large crowd gathered for the last day of the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2018, in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Twin Cities police, State Fair other events say they're prepared after Gilroy shooting

Law enforcement, city officials and event staff plan for range of emergencies during festival season.
Has Minnesota ever had a major earthquake?

Has Minnesota ever had a major earthquake?

Residents of the North Star State will persevere through the toughest blizzards, of course, and kids are drilled to take shelter away from windows during tornadoes. But earthquakes?
This illustration appeared in the Minneapolis Star on July 18, 1969.

Moon germs, Flat Earthers and Russian meddling: Five Apollo 11 storylines

Blast off into the Star Tribune's archives to revisit some of the offbeat headlines during America's mission to the moon 50 years ago.
The USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul is launched into the Menominee River from Fincanteiri Marinette Marine in Marinette Wis., on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Naval combat ship USS Minneapolis-St. Paul to be commissioned in Duluth

The USS Minneapolis-St. Paul will officially start its military duties in 12 to 16 months.
The Husky Energy refinery burns as seen in this aerial photo.

Duluth asks EPA to review hydrogen fluoride use after refinery explosion

Oil refinery explosion raised fears of hydrogen fluoride hazards.
In April 2018, thick smoke poured from the fire at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wis. The city of Duluth is voting on a resolution asking

Duluth mayor to push for review of use of hydrogen fluoride

Resolution asks EPA to examine hazards at Husky Energy facility.
Castle Danger Brewery's Castle Cream Ale.

Castle Danger to halt growler sales in October. Are other Minn. breweries next?

The move by the North Shore brewery is adding fuel to a legislative fight over Minnesota liquor laws.
Lines were long at Target Field as a game against the Seattle Mariners began last month.

No backpacks at Target Field: Twins' new bag policy in effect

A team spokesman said fans were prepared and lines moved ahead of Friday's rain-delayed home game vs. Texas.
U.S. player Alex Morgan, who scored against England after scoring five times vs. Thailand.

Twin Cities locales showing Women's World Cup games expect a crowd for Sunday's final

If you're going Sunday morning, you better go early, managers advise.
Spin — a San Francisco-based company whose black-and-orange scooters are one of two brands populating St. Paul — filed a police report Friday clai

Whodunit? Dozens of electric scooters vandalized in St. Paul

Nearly 50 of the Spin rental scooters were intentionally damaged last week, police said.
In this March 1, 1927, photo, Charles A. Lindbergh poses for a photo in front of a Ryan monoplane in San Diego, Calif. (Stanley Andrews Jr./The San Di

Minnesota Historical Society acquires pair of Charles Lindbergh's goggles

Famed pilot's 1930s eyewear was purchased at auction for $8,500.
Photo courtesy of Gary Schott: Nurse Deb Schott, who died in Friday's medical helicopter crash.

Pilot, nurse killed in North Memorial helicopter crash

A third crew member is hospitalized. No patients were being transported when the helicopter crashed about 1 a.m. near the Brainerd airport. Gary Schott of Biscay, Minn., confirmed that his wife, Deb Schott, 58, was the nurse who died.
The sun rises over Duluth harbor as seen from Skyline Parkway, a perennial favorite view for sightseers.

Is Duluth the most inland seaport in North America?

The Port of Duluth-Superior serves as a transportation epicenter, connecting railroads and interstates with the marine "highway" used to ferry millions of tons of cargo around the world.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) speaks during the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday night, June 26, 2019. (Doug Mills/The New Yo

Klobuchar gets mixed reviews for debate performance

The Minnesota senator entered Wednesday's debate seeking a breakout moment — but it's unclear if she succeeded.
The college, pictured in 1960, has roughly 90 students enrolled.

Minneapolis Business College to close in December

The for-profit school, founded in 1874, faced declining numbers.
Second year dental students Elizabeth Wilder (right) and Katherine Rolek gave Mow Ning of St. Paul dental care inside Community Dental Care in Maplewo

What happens when your university suddenly closes? Former Argosy students are still figuring it out

Three months after the for-profit university closed, some students still face an uncertain path.
Residents of Pelican Rapids, Minn., rallied around a newspaper after it published a column defending the local immigrant community from a racist Faceb

Small-town Minnesota newspaper praised for defending immigrant community

A racist Facebook comment left on a photo of young graduates prompted an outpouring of support for Pelican Rapids' immigrant population.
Rain clouds pass over the U.S. Capitol as seen from the Canadian Embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Have Minnesota's members of Congress read the Mueller report?

The Star Tribune asked the 10 members of Minnesota's congressional delegation if they have read the special counsel's Russia report and what they think about it. Here's what they said.
New graduates walk in the processional during the commencement for the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Sciences at the University of Minneso

U program with $10 credits for senior citizens reignites debate over college cost

Law letting senior citizens fill extra seats in U courses drew national attention.
Lizzo from "Truth Hurts."

Green Bay radio station bleeps out 'Minnesota Vikings' in Lizzo song

Packers backers ratchet up NFL rivalry by editing chorus of popular song.
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