Dan Browning | Star Tribune
Team Leader | North, South Metro-Area Counties

Dan Browning is the team leader overseeing coverage of north and south metro suburban counties. As a reporter, he has covered federal courts and agencies, investigations, medical research and health care, financial services, military affairs, local government and general assignments. He has also been 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.


Minneapolis coin dealer indicted on fraud, money laundering charges

Feds say Scott Luther bilked customers deals exceeding $1.5 million.


Columbia Heights restaurant owner indicted on federal forced-labor charge

The owner of Royal Orchid allegedly promised to help a teenager from the Dominican Republic get a U.S. education, then forced him to work less than $1 an hour.


More allegations of forced labor for Columbia Heights restaurant owner

A second immigrant has accused Pisanu "Pat" Sukhtipyaroge of forcing him to work at his Twin Cities restaurants.


Columbia Heights Thai restaurant owner charged with forced labor

Federal authorities say a young man was lured from the Dominican Republic by the restaurant owner with promises of American schooling, but then found himself under a "debt bondage arrangement."


Radio host convicted in Ponzi scheme loses bid to overturn conviction

Judge upheld radio host Patrick Kiley's 20-year prison sentence.


Theft charges against Burnsville woman dismissed after bitter family feud

A judge found insufficient evidence in Kandiyohi County, which led a Carver County prosecutor to drop charges there as well.


U of M law grad admits guilt in porn-troll scheme

The plea bargain anticipates that attorney John Steele with cooperate with prosecutors against lawyer Paul Hansmeier, who has denied the charges.


Judge dismisses suit alleging Associated Bank aided Minnesota Ponzi scheme

The court-appointed receiver marshaling assets from Trevor Cook's fraud scheme immediately filed a notice that it would appeal the order dismissing the lawsuit.


Court holds off determining Prince's legal heirs, picks firm to oversee estate

Filings in Carver County District Court raised questions of conflicts of interest in the management of the estate.


Prince's siblings move to lock down his estate

The late musician's siblings say that a challenge to how Minnesota defines "family" is draining the estate.