Brandon Stahl | Star Tribune

Brandon Stahl covers Hennepin County courts, reporting on criminal justice, civil lawsuits, juvenile and family law. He previously worked as the investigations editor at the Duluth News Tribune, where his stories on physician malpractice and medical errors, drug abuse, tax dollar waste, sex offenders and police misconduct have won numerous state and national journalism awards.

Businessman suffering from brain disease sentenced to home monitoring for child porn

Greg Dolphin, 63, sentenced to year of home monitoring.

Obituary: Reed Schmidt, Atwater's former police chief, dies at 67

Jerry Spencer remembers sitting on the Atwater City Council in the mid-1990s, conducting interview after interview in search of a new police chief for the central Minnesota town, population 1,100. Reed Schmidt stood out. Social, friendly and outgoing, "he just seemed like the man for the position," Spencer said.

Ice skating coach charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old student

Thomas Joseph Incantalupo, 47, is accused of abusing the girl, now 16, beginning in August 2015.

Lawyer: Gophers' Lynch denies allegations, requests hearing

The appeals process would likely take weeks if not months, making it unlikely Lynch will return to the court for the university, where investigators have recommended that he should be expelled.

Expulsion recommended for Lynch in third sex assault allegation

University of Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch has been recommended for expulsion after a third woman has come forward accusing him of sexual assault.

Man who murdered his parents in Eden Prairie gets 61-year sentence

Lehman's family filled the right half of a court gallery on Monday morning as a judge sentenced him to 61 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder.

Another Reggie Lynch accuser 'happy this kind of conduct is being exposed'

Lynch denied rape allegation and was cleared by prosecutors and police.

Gophers' Lynch faces suspension until 2020

A University of Minnesota office investigated after an incident on April 28, 2016, in Roy Wilkins Hall, a student dorm. Unless Lynch appeals, his suspension from the campus and related activities will begin Tuesday.

Heroin dealer gets 11 years in prison in Hennepin County for overdose death

Jaime McClellan, 33, apologizes to victim's family during sentencing.

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty for role in Minneapolis Taco Bell shootout

Tyler Schlotfeldt-Gidney, 22, faces three years in prison.