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Rene Sanchez

Editor and Senior Vice President | Newsroom
phone: 612-673-1731
Rene Sanchez , a New Orleans native, earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Loyola University in New Orleans. He was a reporter for the Washington Post for 17 years before coming to the Star Tribune as a writer in 2004. Less than a year later, he was named Sunday editor. He later took on the roles of deputy managing editor and managing editor, where he oversaw metro, business and sports departments, as well as investigative and special projects.
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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: Out of the Wilderness

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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