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Aaron Lavinsky

Photographer | Newsroom
Phone: 612-875- 0431
Location: Minneapolis
Other languages: None

Aaron Lavinsky is a staff photographer for the Star Tribune covering news, sports and everything in between. He joined the visuals staff in 2014. 


"Lavinsky previously worked at newspapers in Washington State and Arizona. Lavinsky is a licensed drone pilot and is passionate about the outdoors. He lives in Richfield with his loving girlfriend and cat, Pixel.
Recent content from Aaron Lavinsky
Amity Dimock took a moment as she touched her son Kobe Dimock-Heisler’s urn in her home.

Minnesota families linked by police violence say it's time for change

Since the police killing of George Floyd, this group, known in activist circles as "the families," has emerged as an influential voice in the movement to remake policing in Minnesota.
Minneapolis Police officers worked to extinguish a fire outside the Hennepin County Jail Thursday night.

Protesters, police face off in downtown Minneapolis; no arrests

Despite heated moments, there were no arrests.
Agwa Nywesh celebrated in the student section after making a last-second basket to win Monday night's game against Mayo. He scored 30 points while wea

True colors: A changed Austin unites around its school's red-and-white

The schools have more minority students enrolled than white students, with 48 languages spoken in its classrooms. Through the changes, two colors have united the town: The red and white of the Austin Packers.
Goodbye from Minnesota: 12 hours with 'Live From Here' before show moves to NYC

Goodbye from Minnesota: 12 hours with 'Live From Here' before show moves to NYC

A behind-the-scenes look at "Live From Here," the Minnesota-rooted radio show formerly known as "A Prairie Home Companion."
John LaDue, now 20, he has steadfastly tried to assure people that he’s better, no longer a danger to anyone.

John LaDue works to build a life where he had planned massacre

He seemed to lead an ordinary southern Minnesota life in Waseca, until he was discovered planning a mass killing. Now he wants his life back — but unsettling questions about his case may never be answered.
Dan Jenniges, a cattle farmer based out of Glenwood, Minn., took in a moment along the Chippewa River, which snakes in and around his property in Pope

Special report: Mighty Mississippi faces mounting environmental threats

The Star Tribune examines the health of Minnesota's rivers and whether we can save one of our greatest natural resources, the Mississippi, before it's too late.
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP Fans in left field celebrated a St. Paul Saints home run Thursday during the first game at CHS Field, with a picturesque view of d

A Saint-sational opener

CHS Field, home of he St. Paul Saints, is a diamond gem in the heart of Lowertown.
About 35 firefighters responded to a blaze late Saturday at a northeast Minneapolis lumberyard. No one was hurt as of early Sunday. Star Tribune, Rich

NE Minneapolis lumberyard fire is extinguished overnight

The flames were visible from Interstate 35W and drew 35 firefighters to the scene. No injuries were reported as of early Sunday from the fire in a one-story warehouse at Shaw Stewart Lumber.