Brandon Stahl | Star Tribune
Reporter | Federal courts and agencies reporter

Brandon Stahl is the federal courts and agencies reporter for the Star Tribune. He previously covered Hennepin county courts and was an investigative reporter at the paper, writing extensively about criminal justice, police and child protection. You can reach Stahl on Signal: 612-467-9841.

In more than a dozen years as a journalist, Stahl's stories on medical malpractice, nursing care failures, child protection and law enforcement handling of sex crimes has resulted in numerous calls for reform and changes in state laws, as well as state and national journalism awards.


In class-action settlement, Minnesota prisoners win access to pricey hepatitis C drugs

Class-action suit accused state of withholding the cure for hepatitis C.


Minneapolis School District sued over building projects

A group of nonunion contractors from Minnesota and North Dakota says hiring practices discriminate.


Court grants Minnesota boys' request to compete on dance teams

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals cited the 14th Amendment requirement that no state can "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."


Ex-Minnesota federal probation agent pleads guilty to lying in extortion case

The women who say they were victimized by Dennis Edward Bresnahan, 55, expressed disappointment that he didn't face a harsher punishment.


Minnesota sex offender accused of sextorting minors pleads not guilty

Fairmont 19-year-old is charged in federal court.


Federal judge throws out lawsuit by suspended St. Thomas student amid sex assault allegations

There was no evidence of bias by the university, the judge ruled.


Launched after Minn. court cases, first U.S. deradicalization program shows promise

Program was launched after dozens of ISIS cases hit Minnesota courts.


Burnsville man pleads guilty to violent kidnapping

Victim abducted from downtown Minneapolis in August 2017.


Citing attorney missteps, judge reduces child pornographer's sentence

In unusual move, judge says convicted man's attorney failed him.


Orono man gets 7 years in prison for hiding millions from the IRS

After getting out of federal prison for fraud in 2000, Scott Phillip Flynn didn’t wait long to start his next criminal venture. From 2005 to…