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.


Sculpture on Nicollet Mall barricaded to block homeless

The installation outside the Minneapolis Central Library includes a few rows of amphitheater seating for public performances and some were camping there at night.


SUV crashes into Starbucks in Eagan; three people injured

An SUV crashed into a Starbucks in Eagan Monday night, injuring the driver and two people inside the store. Eagan police received a call shortly…


Hennepin County attorney and Sheriff's Office get $550,000 grant for auto theft prosecution

The Attorney's Office is funding nearly three dedicated staff positions, and the Sheriff's Office is getting three automated license plate readers.


Minneapolis ordinance to protect sex workers moves forward

The City Council will vote on rules for safer working conditions and wage protections for adult entertainment workers.


Historic Hosmer Library in Minneapolis reopens after yearlong renovation

The changes include larger children's and teen areas relocated to the front as well as preservation work on a large skylight and wood windows.


Hennepin County considering elimination of overdue library fees

Hennepin County officials are considering the elimination of overdue library fees and amnesty for patrons who already owe money.Under existing library policy, patrons who owe…


Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman back on the job

Job stress contributed to alcohol abuse. Now he says he's ready for work.


Invasive viburnum leaf beetle discovered in Minnesota

State has received several reports and confirmed a sighting in Eden Prairie.


Person shot in Moose Lake by member of Carlton County Emergency Response Team

Police serving felony warrants shot and injured a person in Moose Lake on Monday, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Members of the…


Authorities have found body of boy who drowned near Mankato

Authorities on Monday found the body of an 11-year-old boy who is believed to have drowned while swimming in a southern Minnesota river. Denilson Fidel…