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.


Jury convicts Champlin man for string of armed robberies

The crime spree began in March 2018.


Sex assault lawsuit against former probation officer faces immunity obstacle

Law prof wants federal worker exemption to go


Minnesota man, Marine vet born in U.S. sues over passport denial

Mark Esqueda wants a judge to declare once and for all that he was born in America.


FBI: Material in Dinkytown apartment presumed to be ricin

The University of Minnesota student had come into contact with the material, but "not in a random fashion; meaning she may have been intentionally handling the material," according to the FBI statement.


Lawsuit says Burnsville police fatally shot unarmed man in the back

Dakota County Attorney's Office called the shooting justified.


Before latest arrest, serial rape suspect had long criminal history

Kenyatta Buckles was charged in March with committing multiple sexual assaults over the last four months. He is accused of targeting sex workers he had contacted online and raping them at knife point.


Mining firm to pay $500,000 for air pollution on Minnesota's Iron Range

Environmental group calls the federal court penalty inadequate.


As reform looms, sex assault survivors share stories with Mpls. Council

Minneapolis police presented a comprehensive plan to better handle the cases


Her time served, a rape survivor asks for a reprieve

She killed abusive husband, now fights to stay in U.S.


Downtown gets ready to adjust for Final Four crowds, changes

Downtown business owners and workers will make adjustments with an anticipated arrival of nearly 100,000 visitors from out of town.