State/Regional Reporter | Minnesota/Upper Midwest

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 and

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, and helped launch the national sports television network, Fox Sports 1, as national college basketball reporter. Most recently, Forgrave worked at 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.

Southeast Minnesota women sew hope for girls around the world

Chatfield woman nurtures effort to help dress needy children

Students serenade retiring Minnesota professor: 'He helped build a university'

A half-century of students paid a virtual pandemic homage while nearly 100 former faculty and students watched via computer.

George Floyd protests gave him purpose. But Third Precinct arson plea comes with a price

Bryce Williams found purpose in Floyd protest; now he's paying a price for police station fire.

$2.75 billion Red River diversion project approved

A big administrative hurdle was cleared with the approval of a permit from the Minnesota DNR.

Warroad, Minn., comes together on a miles-long skate path

The path on the Warroad River has brought the town together, even in this time of isolation.

Plant physiologist Harold Wilkins, who domesticated alstroemeria in U.S., dies at 87

As one of the world's fore­most plant physi­olo­gists, Har­old Wil­kins dedi­cat­ed his life to study­ing and tin­ker­ing with the sci­ence of flow­ers. But for Wil­kins,…

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.

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…

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.

Soldier appeals to Minnesota Guard to take stronger stand on rioters

He accused the Guard of a lax attitude toward extremism in its ranks.