Reporter | Hennepin County

David Chanen is a reporter covering Hennepin County government and Prince's estate dealings. He previously covered crime, courts and spent two sessions at the Legislature.

Chanen has spent his entire career at the Star Tribune A Minneapolis resident, he owns a pug and a rescue dog that looks like a gremlin.


North Regional Library in north Minneapolis closing for a year

Nearly $7 million will spent on renovations.


Minneapolis high school students can stay in same school after boundary changes

Students currently in Minneapolis high schools can remain the same school even after the district changes attendance boundaries, officials said Monday.Students in grades 10 through…


More than 150,000 Minnesota drivers will receive tiny refund for vehicle transfer overcharge

State overcharged transfer and renewal of titles when done simultaneously.


Task force recommends 14 ways to lower prescription drug prices

Attorney General Keith Ellison released a yearlong task force report Wednesday with sweeping recommendations on how the state can lower prescription drug prices. Several have already been introduced as bills during this year's legislative session.


Bankruptcy filing won't hurt local finances, program, Minn. scout leaders say

The Northern Star Council said it doesn't receive money from the national organization for its $21 million budget and is "separately incorporated," a spokesman said.


Outside Trump's Minneapolis rally, some tried to bridge bitter divide

Between the raised middle fingers, the burning banner and the bellowing bullhorns came a few friendly moments.


Bloomington police swamped with calls about hidden cameras in dressing rooms at MOA

The suspect may also be involved in similar cases at Maplewood Mall.


Man found shot in overturned SUV in St. Paul's West Side dies

Man driving SUV when he and his son were shot; no arrests so far.


Hennepin County Sheriff's Office seeks $5 million for body cameras

The $5 million budget request would equip 148 deputies with cameras.


Five injured during brazen carjacking in south Minneapolis

A vehicle crashed into another vehicle and bakery, rammed a squad car and struck two girls before jumping a curb, hitting a streetlight and bursting into flames.