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.


Former Lakeville South high school softball coach charged with stealing from booster club

Eric Heflin, 65, of Rosemount, was charged with three felony counts of theft by swindle.


Minneapolis Park Board: No more citations for women going topless in the parks

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday to allow anyone to go topless in the city’s parks without being ticketed. Under city and state…


Hennepin County approves $8M to help bars and restaurants

Funding expected to help hundreds of businesses hurting under COVID rules.


Hennepin County Board amends proposed 2021 budget to reopen 8 libraries next year

Branches have been closed to combat coronavirus.


Bloomington and Minnetonka voters approve ranked-choice voting

Cities are state's fourth and fifth to use the voting method, which eliminates primary elections.


Hundreds of protesters arrested after marching onto I-94 in Minneapolis

Opposition to Trump's presidency, racism, police violence were among protesters' passions.


Al Cannon, pioneering Black teacher at Roosevelt High in Minneapolis, dies at 91

When Cannon was introduced at the Roosevelt Hall of Fame ceremony, the crowd jumped to a standing ovation.


Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is responding to data breach

The data of at least 1,400 individuals had been breached, the office says.


With three incumbents stepping down, Hennepin County Board in line for a major makeover after election

The board will look different after veterans Opat, Callison and Johnson chose not to run.


Ramsey County considers turning Bethesda Hospital into homeless shelter

Ramsey County Manager Ryan O'Connor said the county has been in closed-door talks with Fairview for several weeks.