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Reporter | Courts and criminal justice

David Chanen covers Hennepin County and appellate courts, and legal and criminal justice issues.


Bank managing Prince's estate punches back against heirs

Bank has filed documents countering claims by heirs that it has cost the estate millions.


Prince estate accuses Roc Nation of illegally streaming artist's music

In the latest in a long string of legal actions involving Prince's estate, his heirs are accusing Roc Nation of using a fraudulent contract to…


George Conzemius, powerful Minnesota legislator and businessman, dies

Much of the legislation he sponsored or guided helped to shape the state's stance on campaign finance limits, the law permitting health maintenance organizations and more.


3 Prince heirs demand new administrator for artist's massive estate

Court petition accuses Comerica of costing star's estate millions of dollars.


Burglary reported by Twin Cities mosque that was bombed

Leaders of a Bloomington mosque where a bomb went off this summer say two burglars broke windows and entered the building early Friday.


Hennepin County starts to fine-tune its 2018 legislative wish list

Priorities are child protection, government efficiency, medical lab funding.


Speakers overwhelmingly favor giving Lake Calhoun new name

The Hennepin County Board hearing and its vote sometime before the end of the year are the next steps in the state-mandated process to change the name of a body of water.


What's happened with the renaming of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis so far

Q: How did the renaming process begin? A: A petition with at least 15 signatures was given to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The…


Philando Castile fundraising campaign clears St. Paul school lunch debts

J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet in St. Paul where Castile worked received $10,000


Panel rules that material used in Orono mayoral campaign was illegal

Mayor Dennis Walsh won the election by 225 votes.