Dan Browning | Star Tribune
Reporter | General assignment

Dan Browning has worked as a reporter and editor since 1982. He joined the Star Tribune in 1998 and now covers greater Minnesota. His expertise includes investigative reporting, public records, data analysis and legal affairs.

Browning has a master's degree in International Journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis on Latin American studies, a master's in Journalism from the University of Oregon with an emphasis on legal affairs, and a bachelor's in Religious Studies from California State University-Chico, with an emphasis on Buddhism. His outside interests include jujutsu and Aikido, ballroom dancing and photography.


Minnesota grain elevator manager who bilked farmers gets 8 years in prison

Jerome Hennessey stole millions from Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. to live large and pay for his hunting safaris.


Canby boy dies after being run over

Sheriff says toddler's death was an accident.


North Dakota grain trader agrees to plead guilty in $11.4 million fraud scheme

Grain salesman accused of swindling $11.4 million from farmers, brokers.


Minneapolis lawyer who ran porn trolling scheme gets 14 years in prison

Minneapolis lawyer Paul Hansmeier was sentenced to 14 years in prison.


Goodhue Co. veterans services officer resigns over sexual harassment complaints

Sexual harassment allegations surface in Goodhue County.


Biting 'buffalo gnats' drive Minnesotans indoors

Flooding delays pest control access to black fly breeding grounds, leading to possible historic wave.


Where Meals on Wheels can't go, Lutheran Social Service sends frozen meals via UPS

– Population declines and poverty cost this tiny Todd County town its grocery store and high school years ago, but those…


A heroic homecoming for Duluth WWII officer's award

Maj. Henry A. Courtney Jr.'s Medal of Honor returns to Duluth


Riess charged with murdering her husband in Minn. home

The woman nicknamed Losing Streak Lois also faces a capital murder charge in Florida after a woman she allegedly befriended was found dead.


Former employee says Honor the Earth ignored sexual harassment allegation

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights found "no probable cause."