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Rene Sanchez

Editor and Senior Vice President | Newsroom
phone: 612-673-7937
Rene has been the top newsroom executive at the Star Tribune since 2013. He joined the company in 2004 and earlier served as senior managing editor and Sunday editor. He previously worked as a reporter for The Washington Post and The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.
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Note to readers: A new look for

Note to readers: A new look for

After a year’s work, today we are introducing an entirely new website to our large, growing audience of digital readers — changes and improvements that…

Cracking down on juvenile crime in Minneapolis

Minneapolis and Hennepin County are creating aggressive and unusual strategies to fight rising crime by focusing on juveniles who are a big part of the problem. Listen to investigative reporter David Shaffer and Sunday editor Rene Sanchez talk about a two-part series that starts Sunday on cracking down on youth crime.

Too many deer, too few hunters

While the state's whitetail herd had grown to 1.3 million prior to the start of the firearms deer season the first weekend of November, there are new signs that participation, especially among younger hunters, is in decline. Both trends could bring consequences that reach far beyond the hunting fields. Outdoor columnist Dennis Anderson and Sunday editor Rene Sanchez talk about the upcoming story that you can read Sunday in the Star Tribune and on
Will Steger will speak to any group willing to listen to his pleas on what climate change in the Artic portends -- how it could wipe out the polar bea

Will Steger: Out of the Wilderness

Will Steger is on a mission to make Minnesota a leader in the fight against global warming. He has left the North Woods to campaign nonstop around the Twin Cities.
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