Chao Xiong | Star Tribune
Reporter | Hennepin County Courts

Chao Xiong is the Hennepin County Courts reporter for the Star Tribune. He previously worked as a Ramsey County, state and Minneapolis general assignment reporter.

Xiong is a native of Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa, where he worked on the college paper, The Daily Iowan, for four years.


Police say child, freezing milk found in car with unresponsive dad outside Eden Prairie Walmart

James R. Parker, 23, of St. Louis Park, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with one count of gross misdemeanor child endangerment.


Charges: Minneapolis man killed neighbor and her daughter after loud music, argument

A witness told police he heard loud music, an argument and then the fatal gunshots.


With 'pepper balls,' St. Paul police explore another version of less lethal force

The balls disperse a powder irritant that can cause burning in the eyes and nose.


'I was the token female': Retiring St. Paul officer felt as if she always had to prove her worth to peers

Kathy Wuorinen was St. Paul's highest ranking female officer ever.


Charges: Accused child molester slashed wife's throat, slashed himself

Harvey T. Kneifl was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife.


Woodbury police investigating woman's death at alleged child molester's home

Harvey Kneifl was wounded and his wife was found dead Thursday morning, according to Kneifl's attorney.


Victor Vital, Holocaust educator and survivor, dies at 86

He immigrated to St. Paul in 1967 with his family and quietly began a long career as an accountant. Then he started telling his story.


Driver who killed beloved St. Paul barber in crash sentenced to 15 years

Shawn M. Konder was fleeing police when he slammed into a car being driven by Lashay Whittaker.


St. Paul sees drop in homicides, increase in reported rapes

The city's year-end crime statistics for 2018 showed a 7.2 percent drop from the previous year in the most serious offenses.


Bingo hall manager, employees accused of stealing thousands from youth hockey group

The three women are accused of taking thousands of dollars for personal use and gambling.