Dan Browning | Star Tribune
Reporter | General assignment

Dan Browning is an award-winning general assignment reporter covering Greater Minnesota on the regional team. He has experience cover federal courts and agencies, investigations, medical research and health care, financial services, military affairs and government. He has also been an editor overseeing suburban coverage, an assistant business editor, and computer-assisted reporting editor. Dan has master's degrees in international journalism from USC, and in journalism from the University of Oregon at Eugene.


Those close to Prince worried about his use of painkillers for years

The star's insistence on privacy may have kept help at bay.


Investigative documents in Wetterling case must be released, judge rules

Family has no basis in law to block the release — but the Wetterlings are seeking to change that.


New documents give a clearer picture of Prince's final days

An emergency landing in Moline, Ill., was the beginning of the end, and even those closest to him said they didn't know painkillers had taken over his life. A week later, he was dead.


Caretakers charged with abuse, murder of 6-year-old boy in Otter Tail

Medical personnel said the boy suffered multiple injuries over a sustained period of time.


Judge: Feds' files in Wetterling case must be returned to FBI

The records still could be released pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act.


Grandson booked on 2 murder counts in deaths of couple called 'Paynesville royalty'

The bodies of Wilbert and Gloria Scheel were found Thursday in their car on a rural road. Their grandson is in custody.


University of Minnesota researchers work to secure the future of trout

A U study begun in 2006 seeks its last appropriation.


Growing diversity sparks tough conversations in Pipestone

A racial slur on a student's truck prompted the town's mayor to speak out and stimulated soul-searching in this predominantly white, but rapidly changing city.


'Wall of Honor' to tell the enduring tales of Red Wing boots

Red Wing Shoe Co. culled through about 600 stories submitted by customers since fall, telling of how they wear their boots, and selected 32 of the tales to showcase in a new two-story "Wall of Honor" display, which opens Monday at the company's retail store in Red Wing.


Bookkeeper charged after allegedly embezzling $500K to gamble

An 18-year employee of Farm Merchantile allegedly used the money to gamble.