Chao Xiong | Star Tribune
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Chao Xiong is a public safety reporter for the Star Tribune covering St. Paul and Ramsey County. He previously worked as a state reporter 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.


Minneapolis police kill dog, wound a second while executing arrest warrant in St. Paul

The shooting occurred early Tuesday while they were executing an arrest warrant in St. Paul.


St. Paul civilian review commission recommended few police misconduct allegations for discipline

Results released Tuesday show few St. Paul cases forwarded for discipline.


Judge: St. Paul council member acted legally in helping voter

St. Paul council member had faced charges over helping a woman vote.


Sex trafficker who served as 'operational control center' for ring gets 13 years in prison

The group targeted vulnerable women from Korea and China.


Minneapolis woman guilty of burglarizing home, killing dog

Elizabeth Osterbauer had unrequited romantic feelings for pet's owner.


Former St. Catherine University student capable of understanding terrorism charges, doctor testifies

A federal judge did not immediately rule on Tnuza Hassan's competency to stand trial.


Second suspect sentenced for role in robbery, murder of St. Paul widow

One of three men who plotted to rob a St. Paul woman last year was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for his role in a crime that eventually led to her murder.


Judge will decide culpability in St. Paul Council Member Dai Thao's case

St. Paul City Council member is charged with unlawfully helping a voter.


Shoreview group home caregiver sexually abused vulnerable resident, charges say

The woman told authorities that Lawrence Mokaya abused her in multiple areas of the Shoreview group home.


At sentencing, St. Paul widow's killer accuses judge, county attorney of staging 'media circus' for political gain

Michael Withers offered no apology or remorse for strangling an 81-year-old woman in 1987.