Reporter | General assignment

Dan Browning has worked as a reporter and editor since 1982. He joined the Star Tribune in 1998 and now covers greater Minnesota. His expertise includes investigative reporting, public records, data analysis and legal affairs.

Browning has a master's degree in International Journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis on Latin American studies, a master's in Journalism from the University of Oregon with an emphasis on legal affairs, and a bachelor's in Religious Studies from California State University-Chico, with an emphasis on Buddhism. His outside interests include jujutsu and Aikido, ballroom dancing and photography.


Ex-officer seeks to remove Mike Freeman from Floyd killing case

A lawyer for former officer J. Alexander Kueng said the Hennepin County attorney has demonstrated bias against his client.


Northern Metal Recycling fire in Becker an accident, report says

Report says it started deep within the scrap heap.


Court approves $34M clergy abuse settlement with New Ulm Diocese

The diocese also agreed to adopt 17 protocols to protect children from abuse.


Edwin 'Skip' Gage, integrated marketing pioneer, dies at 79

Edwin "Skip" Gage, a former president and CEO of the Carlson Companies who quit in 1991 to build his own integrated marketing company, died Wednesday…


3M can't confirm Pence comments about making more masks

At a news conference Saturday, the vice president said the government has contracted with the Minnesota company


Citing imminent danger, state shuts down Becker recycling company

The metal recycler is told to freeze its operations until it assesses environmental damage after a massive fire and gets a cleanup plan.


Firefighters contain intense blaze at Becker recycling plant

City now its turns attention to air and water quality concerns.


Becker schools to close today as pile of cars still burns at recycling plant

Firefighting crews were trying to separate a portion of the burning stack of vehicles in hopes that the blaze would eventually die out.


More Minnesota counties declare themselves gun 'sanctuaries'

Boards in Clearwater, Marshall and Wadena counties each approved the resolutions.


Nancy Jean Holland, Hamline philosophy professor and novelist, dies at 72

Holland was gratified to see several books published before she died. But less than two weeks before her death, she lamented that she had more to say.