Recent content from Aaron Lavinsky
Tens of thousands of fairgoers attended the Minnesota State Fair as the COVID-19 Delta variant surged in 2021. With no mask mandate or attendance limitations, the Great Minnesota Get Together went forward as Minnesotans sought a sense of normalcy.
At the University of Minnesota in August, Gophers were photographed by the Star Tribune's Aaron Lavinsky, showing their unmovable frames and quick-twitch movements.
Photography from the state recreation area and the Cuyuna Lakes region.
A COVID death in the family brings home patients' suffering, with the pain of that loss deepening her commitment to her difficult work.
When COVID arrived, Mpls. neighbors stepped outside to sing — 300 nights later, they're still singing
Every night at 6 p.m., they tackle Prince and Elvis, "Baby Shark" and "Let It Snow," "God Bless, America" and "This Land is Your Land."
As new COVID-19 infections decline in Minnesota, North Memorial Health Hospital shut down entire units, including the South 6 Intensive Care Unit and the West Seven Med-Surg unit. As of Wednesday afternoon, March 17, the hospital had only four COVID-positive patients, with none in its ICUs.
The 2020 high school football season didn't go as anyone had hoped. In the end, despite all that went wrong, players and coaches appreciated the chance to take the field as often as they could.
Thanks to COVID, kids can't sit on the jolly old elf's lap, but they can still get face time.
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.
Despite heated moments, there were no arrests.
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.
A behind-the-scenes look at "Live From Here," the Minnesota-rooted radio show formerly known as "A Prairie Home Companion."
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.
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.
CHS Field, home of he St. Paul Saints, is a diamond gem in the heart of Lowertown.
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.