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.


Citing imminent danger, state shuts down Becker recycling company

The metal recycler is told to freeze its operations until it assesses environmental damage after a massive fire and gets a cleanup plan.


Firefighters contain intense blaze at Becker recycling plant

City now its turns attention to air and water quality concerns.


Becker schools to close today as pile of cars still burns at recycling plant

Firefighting crews were trying to separate a portion of the burning stack of vehicles in hopes that the blaze would eventually die out.


More Minnesota counties declare themselves gun 'sanctuaries'

Boards in Clearwater, Marshall and Wadena counties each approved the resolutions.


Nancy Jean Holland, Hamline philosophy professor and novelist, dies at 72

Holland was gratified to see several books published before she died. But less than two weeks before her death, she lamented that she had more to say.


Roseau County Board to Minn. Legislature: Hands off our guns

It becomes the first Minnesota county to join the movement resisting stricter gun control laws. It's unlikely to be the last.


Exhibit honors photos of Minnesota's Edward S. Curtis

That 65 of his photographs found their way onto the walls of a narrow, brick building in Montgomery is a story of coincidence and curiosity.


Rice County priest apologizes for criticizing Islam in sermon

The Rev. Nick VanDenBroeke's apology came Wednesday night via a statement from the archdiocese.


Fergus Falls woman pleads guilty in 6-year-old's abuse death

The scars and bruises on Justis Burland-Arnett's battered and lifeless body left little doubt that the 6-year-old had been systematically mistreated when his caretaker brought…


Two wrongful-death claims quietly dismissed by Prince's estate

Legal settlements likely in wrongful-death suits.