Alex Derosier

Minnesota Reporter

Alex Derosier covers Minnesota breaking news and state government for Forum News Service. He previously spent almost three years as a digital producer and news editor for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Before that, he worked at The Associated Press in Raleigh, N.C, and contributed research to investigations at CBS News in Washington, D.C. He can be reached via email at

Languages spoken: English

Recent articles by Alex Derosier
The top priority for Minnesota anti-abortion groups following the overturning of Roe v. Wade is winning elections in November. But even with the state Legislature and governor's office, passing sweeping bans could be a far reach.

With above-normal fire activity expected in Canada, the region can expect smoky air this summer. But drought conditions in Minnesota have improved so the likelihood of major wildfires within the state is lower, according to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency forecast released Tuesday, April 26.
St. Paul’s push to explore reparations for descendants of Black slaves and victims of discriminatory housing practices represents a newer type of push on the issue.
Illegal prison tattooing can spread hepatitis and HIV. By taking the process into the light, Minnesota corrections officials hope to stop the spread of disease and give prisoners new skills. The state wants a licensed artist with at least three years of experience and a “strong, well-rounded portfolio" to help start a legal prison body art program.
The Elk River man went into a coma and went into kidney failure after being injected with ketamine while struggling with police, according to the complaint filed in Minnesota U.S. District Court.
A brief body camera excerpt released by the city after the shooting showed officers opening the door of the apartment where the 22-year-old Locke was staying. Officers did not knock before entering. Seconds later, Locke is seen stirring from underneath a blanket and holding a handgun just before he was shot.
Anton Lazzaro faces 10 charges for allegedly paying minors for sex and has been in custody since federal authorities raided his Minneapolis apartment in August. Lazarro has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
PFAS are a group of more than 5,000 chemicals used in products such as nonstick cookware, fast food wrappers, pizza boxes and cosmetics such as eyeliner and foundation. Increasing evidence suggests they are harmful to humans and the environment.
GOP lawmakers said the plan would allow small businesses to find the best options for their needs, but critics said relying on private insurance could still leave many Minnesotans without coverage.
Minnesota is reporting significantly fewer cases of COVID-19 in a week than it did on a typical day during the January omicron wave.
The Pine County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the disappearance and death of Ashley Miller Carlson, a 33-year-old mother of four who went missing in September 2021. A volunteer search party discovered her remains in Minnesota in November.