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Reid Forgrave

State/Regional Reporter | Minnesota/Upper Midwest
Phone: 612-673-4647

Reid Forgrave covers Minnesota and the Upper Midwest for the Star Tribune. He started at the paper in September 2019, returning to his newspaper storytelling roots after eight years as a national sportswriter for FOXSports.com and CBSSports.com.


Prior to his foray into sportswriting, Forgrave wrote people-focused feature stories for several newspapers around the country, most recently The Des Moines Register. In Iowa, Reid was a general assignment reporter focusing on long-form storytelling. He wrote a narrative on a tornado-wracked small town and its inspirational high school football team, covered every angle of Iowa's gay marriage debate, and wrote a series about a woman who was seven months pregnant with her fifth child when her husband died in a plane crash. After his stint in Iowa, he worked as a national sports feature writer for FOXSports.com, and helped launch the national sports television network, Fox Sports 1, as national college basketball reporter. Most recently, Forgrave worked at CBSSports.com and CBS Sports HQ covering college hoops and the NBA. He also has written for The New York Times Magazine and GQ magazine. His first book, based on a piece he wrote for GQ, will be published in 2020. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.
Recent content from Reid Forgrave
Megan Matson helped her husband, Arik, who has little use of his left side after surviving a gunshot to his head.

Waseca officer survived shot to head on duty but isn't the same

A young father and cop survived a gunshot wound to his head. But his career, his marriage, his life are forever altered.
Johanna Clyborne, shown in 2018.

Minn. Guard's highest ranking woman tapped for U.S. Army cyber center

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Johanna Clyborne of the Minnesota National Guard has been chosen as the deputy commanding general at the U.S. Army Cyber Center…
Provided by Minnesota National Guard In 1920, three Minnesota National Guard commanders flew from Minnesota to Washington, D.C. to lobby the federal g

Minnesota National Guard squadron marks a century in the skies

The 109th Airlift Squadron became nation's first federally recognized Air National Guard unit on Jan. 17, 1921.
Spc. Joshua Preston of Minneapolis

Soldier appeals to Minnesota Guard to take stronger stand on rioters

He accused the Guard of a lax attitude toward extremism in its ranks.
Members of the Minnesota National Guard stood at S. 7th Street and Nicollet Mall, Aug. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis, as community members and business own

Minnesota National Guard troops heading to D.C. for inauguration

The Minnesota troops will be part of a large security presence in the nation's capital.
His life’s work: Daryl Lamppa worked on one of the super-efficient, carbon-neutral wood-burning gasification furnaces that his company makes.

Tower tinkerer pursues wood-burning perfection

Four decades of work produces a most innovative product
As throngs of people pushed toward the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, a makeshift gallows was visible on the building’s west side. 

Shock, sadness over Capitol have Minnesotans asking what's next

The new year was supposed to be restorative after a horrific 2020 in Minnesota, in the United States and around the globe.
Brian Chaffee talked to daughter Madison, 9, who had run away from the guests at her birthday party in Scandia, Minn., last year because she was missi

'Hidden heroes' of deployment: Girls go a year without mom

Parents Jen and Brian Chaffee had no idea then how difficult the 375 days would be. There was drama they shielded their girls from.
Christine Smith was photographed across the street from the Jeremiah Program complex in Minneapolis, Minn. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Her son Benard Si

Jeremiah Program graduate pays it forward in 12-month leadership program

The national nonprofit based in Minneapolis helps single moms find success in the workplace and on the home front.
An online petition gained steam this week against the Asatru Folk Assembly making this former church in Murdock, Minn., its regional hub.

Petition to block whites-only church in western Minn. gains steam

The Murdock City Council voted last week to grant the church a permit.