Reporter | Hennepin County Courts

Chao Xiong is the Hennepin County Courts reporter for the Star Tribune. He previously worked as a Ramsey County, state and Minneapolis general assignment reporter.

Xiong is a native of Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa, where he worked on the college paper, The Daily Iowan, for four years.


'World needed to see,' says woman who took video of man dying under officer's knee

"My video proves what really happened" to George Floyd, said the woman who was among several witnessing the incident.


Man charged in slaying of Minneapolis civil rights leader's grandson

The shooting occurred after a confrontation between multiple people at a party.


Accused serial rapist could be linked to more crimes, authorities say

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said authorities are investigating three or four other cases.


88 cases charged for violating Walz's COVID-19 executive orders

New cases are filed against people accused of breaking state's stay-at-home guidelines.


Driver charged with killing pedestrian in Bloomington in December

The Burnsville man showed signs of impairment, the charges said, and had a breath test at the scene that registered a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.129 percent.


6 newly charged with violating stay-at-home order, totaling 67

A drunken driver and a tobacco shop owner are among new offenders.


Accused serial rapist charged in 10th Hennepin County case

The victim screamed and honked her car horn to thwart the attack.


Charges: Brooklyn Park residents' dog brutally attacked woman, dog

The woman needed 10 staples in her head and her dog's ear had to be reattached.


Judge in Noor trial concerned about media interest in jury deliberations

Star Tribune is asking for jurors' names, related information.


Family of slain Maple Grove woman raises money to help others

Maria's Voice aids in work on domestic violence.