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.


Former mayor of Tower, Minn., pleads guilty to misconduct

The charge resulted from efforts to remove a newspaper publisher from a public post.


Montana drug couriers busted in Minnesota with 900 pounds of pot go free

Judge rules the seizure of 900 pounds of pot resulted from an unconstitutional search.


Minnesota company's statuary popping up at memorials, backyards, even undersea

Minn. couple's soldier, police, EMT figures are sold nationwide


Record rainfall causes erosion problems in Minn. river towns

Runoff from the summer's soaking has eaten away riverbanks, landscape.


Babette Gross, who once met Al Capone, died at 94

Babette Joyce Gross of St. Louis Park died the way she lived, with a generally sunny disposition.Dementia began to take a toll on her nearly…


Cannery's closure sends shock waves through Sleepy Eye

The effects will travel wide and deep, with lost jobs, hurt businesses and a blow to the city budget. Still the southern Minnesota town is resolute.


Defendant in mosque bombing challenges hate-crime law

A federal magistrate judge managing the prosecution of a man suspected of firebombing a Bloomington mosque in 2017 is weighing a constitutional challenge to the laws under which the suspect was charged.


Former Minnesota coin dealer signs plea agreement in federal fraud case

Jamie Lee Smith had run two companies in Minnesota.


Children's Theatre settles six sexual abuse lawsuits

Nine other cases remain unresolved against the theater. Another pending lawsuit names former CTC teacher Jason McLean but not the theater.


Sheriff: Wis. man who killed 4 may have sought to imitate Closs kidnapping

A motive for the shootings at two Chippewa Falls area residences remains unclear, but investigators believe Ritchie German Jr., may have been trying to kidnap a woman at one house.