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.


Hennepin County leaders plan crime prevention summit in May

Three-day event would bring together leaders from county's 45 cities to find new solutions.


Hennepin County workhouse will get solar panels as county expands renewable energy installations

Governments across the metro have ambitious clean energy projects as they try to reduce their carbon footprints.


Reducing juvenile crime in Minnesota will take more counselors, treatment options, panel tells lawmakers

The Legislative Working Group on Youth Interventions, made up of local leaders and law enforcement officials from across the state, recommends broad reforms to combat rising crime.


Candidate filing for Hennepin County Board special election opens Tuesday

The open District 6 seat represents cities including Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie and Wayzata.


Minnesota brewers say there's room for everyone, but some taprooms face uncertainty

National beer consumption is down as more beverage options, from hard seltzers to THC drinks, come on the market.


Activists detail shorter timeline for Hennepin County trash incinerator closure

There is a big difference in how quickly environmentalists and county officials say the HERC can be closed.


St. Paul company to run Hennepin County's heating and cooling system

The County Board approved a 10-year management agreement worth $40 million.


Hennepin County, Minneapolis leaders back Minnesota sanctuary state proposal

The North Star Act is expected to be a priority at the Legislature; it would not affect criminal proceedings.


Officials: Changes needed to close Hennepin County trash incinerator

County staff outlines funding and policy challenges of a zero waste future without the HERC.


Hennepin County Board OKs another $100 million for SWLRT

The county is committed to covering more than half of a projected $340 million budget shortfall for the Green Line extension to Eden Prairie.