David Chanen | Star Tribune
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.


Hennepin County sheriff makes positive first impression

Dave Hutchinson seeks transparency, outreach, public understanding.


Hoping for more diverse candidates, Hennepin Co. won't require master's degree for library director

State law for decades has placed the director of Hennepin County's massive library system on the top shelf.Lawmakers decided nearly 40 years ago that Hennepin…


Twins fans focus on the heady present, avoid talk of what lies ahead

More than 32,000 people attended Thursday's game, and the next six games against Kansas City and Boston are expected to be sellouts.


U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips sees need to help cities lacking state funding

Formula for local aid means nearly 100 Minnesota cities don't make the list.


Minnetonka and six other Hennepin County lakes under wake restrictions

Slow- to no-wake orders are in effect until water levels drop.


Police investigate homicide in Burnsville

No suspects are in custody, but officers are following several leads.


Four metro counties offering warrant resolution day

It's the first time for the partnership, which includes community groups, too.


Extra patrols start this week in downtown Minneapolis' SafeZone initiative

Summer initiative includes county sheriff's deputies and Metro Transit officers.


Fort Snelling signs open history debate among lawmakers, local officials

As legislators continue to work on state's spending, $4 million was restored to Minnesota Historical Society budget.


Flood damage closes Fort Snelling State Park until July

The popular recreation spot has been shut since mid-March