Erin Adler

Reporter |  South Metro
An Anoka native, Adler lives in south Minneapolis with her two dogs. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict with an English and secondary education degree (and a concentration in studio art). She taught seventh grade English and religion at a Catholic school in Edina for two years and later taught adult ESL/ELL for Minneapolis Public Schools. She has a Master's degree in English/Literacy education from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing and attempting to complete home improvement projects.

Alexis Allston

Audience Engagement Producer |  Newsroom
She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she helped found a student-led initiative called Our Chatham that brings reader-inspired local news stories to a rural North Carolina county. Alexis was previously an engagement fellow at Texas Tribune.

Jim Anderson

Multiplatform editor |  Newsroom
Jim is from Sunrise, Minn., but has lived most of his life in St. Paul. He's been a reporter, columnist and copy editor at several dailies, including the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press, Red Wing Republican Eagle, Mankato Free Press, Eau Claire (Wis.) Leader-Telegram and the St. Petersburg Times. He worked two years as a reporter in the Star Tribune's East Metro Bureau. Follow @StribJAnderson

Dennis Anderson

Columnist |  Outdoors
Anderson was born in North Dakota, but grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a master's in journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where his focus was communications law. He and his wife, Jan, along with their Labrador retrievers, live on a small farm in the St. Croix River Valley. As time allows, Anderson competes on cutting horses.

Roman Augustoviz

Copy editor |  Sports
Roman Augustoviz has been on the sports copy desk since October 2012. Before that he covered Gophers' men hockey and Lynx women's basketball for five years. Going even further back, he was involved with high school sports, as a team leader and reporter, for 20 years.

Lisa Bain

Multiplatform Editor |  News
A Wisconsin native, Bain moved to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota, where she studied scientific and technical communication. Before coming to the Star Tribune, she lived and worked in south Texas. In her free time, Bain enjoys checking out new restaurants and traveling.

David Banks

Assistant commentary editor |  Opinion

Dan Barnes

News Technology Director |  Newsroom
Barnes holds a BA degree in photojournalism from the University of Minnesota. Previous employers include The Miami Herald and the Minnesota Daily. He has lived in Minnesota, Montana, Maryland and Florida. Dan was one of America's first editors of news published online. He comes from a long line of teachers, preachers and dairy farmers.

Jenny Berg

St. Cloud Reporter |  St. Cloud

Kevin Bertels

Night Coordinator |  Sports
Bertels is a native Kansan and now a determined Minnesotan, living in Oak Grove, where he raised three sons with his wife. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a journalism degree. Kevin dabbles in fishing, canoe camping, golfing and gambling, and he was way too involved in youth sports until his youngest son went to college.