Reporter | Hennepin County

Christopher Magan covers Hennepin County. .

Christopher Magan covers Hennepin County. Previously, he reported on public schools, social services and taxes at the state Capitol.


Edina council backs plan for multi-use development on Macy's furniture site

The developer plans four buildings with housing, office and retail on the 8-acre site on France Avenue.


Hennepin County's $400 million health insurance operation has a new CEO

The County Board tapped Michael Herzing to be next CEO. He's been interim leader since December.


Rematch of two Edina residents set for District 6 Hennepin Board seat

The contest between Heather Edelson and Marisa Simonetti is one of four County Board seats on the ballot in November; an August primary will not be needed.


By 2032, almost anything you buy in Minnesota will come in recyclable, compostable or reusable packaging. Here's why.

Environmental groups and Twin Cities leaders say requiring packaging be recyclable is key to reducing the growing amount of waste.


Hennepin County keeps housing homeless families despite costs

Emergency family shelters will cost the county $34 million this year, part of a nearly $200 million homelessness prevention and housing stability effort.


How Hennepin County spends nearly $200 million a year on homelessness prevention

County officials focus on making homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring, while investing in affordable housing.


Proposal to use Target Field sales tax for Hennepin County health care facilities stalls at the Capitol

Another proposal to overhaul governance of Hennepin County medical facilities was also left out of the Legislature's final work.


Heather Edelson wins District 6 seat on Hennepin County Board in special election

Edelson, a state representative, won 54% of the vote to defeat businesswoman Marisa Simonetti.


Hennepin County Board OKs $30K for sweat lodges at Plymouth corrections facility

The lodges will be built at men's and women's facilities for bimonthly ceremonies.


Two Edina residents running in special election for open seat on Hennepin County Board

Heather Edelson and Marisa Simonetti are running in the special election next Tuesday, May 14, to decide who represents District 6 through the end of 2024.