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Suzanne Ziegler

Team leader | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-1707

Suzanne Ziegler is a longtime journalist in the Twin Cities, now working as night metro editor at the Star Tribune. She has worked as an editor in news and features, and as a reporter writing about consumer news, the legislature and features. She previously worked at the Associated Press. 

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ziegler now lives in Edina with her husband and Australian cattle dog named Scout. She has two adult sons, who live in Minneapolis. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1984 with a degree in journalism.
Recent content from Suzanne Ziegler
A boulder fell off a truck in Rosemount, killing a mother and daughter from Shoreview. Police are looking for the truck. MANDATORY CREDIT: KSTP-TV

800-pound boulder falls off truck in Rosemount, killing 2 from Shoreview

Police are looking for the commercial truck and its driver.
Larry Lee said he's used to people slowing down as they drive by his house in southwest Minneapolis. Passers-by even reach out and touch his lawn, int

His grass is greener: Mpls. homeowner rips out lawn, puts in artificial turf

A southwest Minneapolis man has let go of his lawn mower and embraced artificial turf.
Emergency personnel assessed the scene Saturday morning after a car was driven into the front of a store in downtown Excelsior. Two people inside the

2 hurt when car plows into store in Excelsior

The Provisions shop's owner and manager suffered noncritical injuries. The driver was not hurt.
Scene of a fatal fire on Oaklawn Ave in Edina Mn..

Woman killed in Edina house fire

Cynthia Robb almost made it out of her burning home in Edina. An electrical problem probably started the blaze, the chief said.
Artist Steve Busa worked with fourth-grade students just before they started on a focusing exercise at Lake Nokomis Community School.

Artists go back to school

Actors, dancers, illustrators and musicians are sharing their talents in classrooms across the state.
Marriage magazine

After 39 years, this Marriage is on the rocks

Declining revenue and circulation have the aging owners of the Minnesota-published Marriage looking for someone else to take over.

Holiday travel: Busier than usual

Air travel is expected to be up this Thanksgiving in the Twin Cities and nationwide. The best advice: Arrive early.

New program makes yearbooks more personal

High school students are getting to add their own photos and more to yearbooks.
Jenni Taylor, holding Mason, considers Julie Degnan, at right, to be a part of her family. "It was just like we had known her all along," she said.

Open hearts, open arms bring families together

A Minnesota woman and the couple who adopted her child share their stories of how Mason, who just turned 1, united them.
Parents: Are you a high-tech snoop?

Parents: Are you a high-tech snoop?

There's a growing arsenal of high-tech equipment to help parents monitor every move of their tweens and teens. But should parents use them? And if they do, should they tell their kids they're being watched?
Guthrie Theater

Supersize seating coming to a theater near you

As Americans get wider, so do the seats at venues across the Twin Cities.
Mark Rivard recently opened Rivard Art Gallery at 2205 NE. California St., Minneapolis. His first works of art were sketches of skylines on skateboard

Skateboard artist spinning ahead

A Minneapolis artist's time-killing sketches on skateboards evolved into a full-fledged business.

Wozniak's restaurant averts seizure

Revenue agents seized alcohol and cash at Gabe's Roadhouse in St. Paul to cover delinquent taxes, but the owner paid in full before they left.
Melvin was the life of Claire Deitering's birthday party at the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, which hosts kids' birthday parties for a $150

Summer of service: Parties and camps give back

The idea of giving back while celebrating is booming among young people, who are making it part of their birthday parties and their summers.

Wired and on vacation

Minnesotans - and the resorts they love -- are trying to decide how much connection with the real world is too much when we're trying to get away from it all.
Great Dane

Want a 'Marmaduke' of your own? They're gentle GIANTS

If you see the new movie and want to go out and get a Great Dane, think before you buy.
Fox Sports aired footage of the falcon devouring a moth while perched on the right field foul pole.

Outdoor stadium has new fan base: bird-watchers

A falcon's antics at a cold, rainy and uninspired Twins game kept the crowd cheering.

Teen drivers need tough love, not pals

In wake of fatal accidents, advice to the parents of teen drivers: Be firm, aware and willing to say no.
Stan Gadek, president and CEO, Sun Country Airlines. Sun Country has created Sun Country Vacations, expanding into cruise line vacations and taking ov

Sun Country prepares for takeoff

Bankruptcy. Petters. The recession. Under seasoned airline executive Stan Gadek, Sun Country has survived all three and is ready to soar.

Forest Lake closing firm accused of pocketing cash

State officials say the fraud scheme involved the company not paying off mortgages.

Sun Country files plan to exit bankruptcy

The Mendota Heights-based airline told a court it's rebounding financially.
Michael Kaldenberg is irked that customers with less-exalted status are getting perks he used to get, while he says he's being shut out. "I want my ol

Delta flier -- 175,000 miles a year -- feels forgotten

A Delta über-frequent flier who likens himself to Ryan Bingham in "Up in the Air" feels more "Up in Arms" these days.

Delta-Twins partnership takes wing at new stadium

Delta Air Lines is now part of the new Minnesota Twins stadium.

Sun Country adding MSP-London summer flights

Sun Country enters European market with flights to London's Stansted Airport

Anoka man sues Toyota over new car

Laurence K. Johnston never had acceleration issues with his Camry, but he's concerned about safety and the car's resale value.
Steve Whitaker, whose family has been in the car business for decades, is breathing easier after GM reinstated his Forest Lake dealership

24 Minn. car dealers back in business

The GM dealerships that got new leases on life appear to be largely in rural Minnesota, with an estimated 500 jobs saved.
Shoppers showed signs of "upscaling," or returning to stores they frequented before the recession began, analysts said. Shoppers at the Mall of Americ

Consumers ringing up confidence

Shoppers shook off the economy and bad weather to push sales last month to best showing in two years.

'I never got back in that car because it wasn't safe'

A Minneapolis woman told a harrowing story about her runaway 2008 Camry.
Thousands of customers in the area could be affected by Toyota's recall, said Doug Sprinthall, director of new vehicle operations for Walser. Part of

A flood of worried Toyota owners

Twin Cities dealers are gearing up to meet the crush caused by recall.

Hobbit Travel plans to give out refunds

About 2,400 customers lost money when the travel agency closed its doors last month. Refunds will be issued "to the extent possible."
Lori Swanson

Bill aims to tighten rules on utility rate hikes

Minnesota's Attorney General and some lawmakers seek more accountability from utilities.

Social pressure to save energy?

Xcel Energy thinks the urge to "keep up with the Joneses" could inspire people to keep down energy use. A new way to keep up with the Joneses: Energy savings

Change comes to Minneapolis school board

DFL-endorsed candidates Bates, Davis and Lee leading in early returns, with possible ouster of Henry-Blythe.
Lakeville, MN-Dec. 20, 2007
Patty and John Gruber assembled a candy gift box at their new business, Ka

Sweethearts: Couple's candy shop is a dream come true

A "What if..." conversation leads to a store full of candy, cakes, cookies and other treats.