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.


Frey's budget envisions 100 fewer police, raises property tax for some

Minneapolis would operate with about 100 fewer police officers than it has planned for in recent years and would increase property taxes for some under a new budget proposal


Biden heads to Duluth on Friday as Trump visits Bemidji

President Donald Trump will also be in the state Friday, in Bemidji.


U.S. Department of Justice files sexual harassment lawsuit against Mpls. landlords

It's part of a new initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing, leading to 18 lawsuits.


Hennepin County proposes smaller budget, no property tax increase for 2021

Proposed 2021 budget is $300 million less than this year, due to COVID.


Hennepin County Board considering no property tax levy increase in 2021

Commissioners expressed concern about COVID-19 costs next year.


Newport man charged in fatal shooting in South St. Paul

An argument over the telephone came before the shooting death, according to the charges filed Wednesday.


Dr. Richard Sletten, co-founder of Twin Cities Orthopedics, dies at 82

Sletten suffered a sudden heart attack and died Aug. 13 at his home in North Oaks.


Minnesota Supreme Court decision issued on victims' privacy rights

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a victim’s privacy involving a sexual assault case in Minneapolis, issuing a rare writ of prohibition.…


U student from Byron, Minn., named next Princess Kay

Even without the Minnesota State Fair, the tradition of Princess Kay of the Milky Way carries on.


Hennepin County Board candidates to replace longtime commissioners

The open districts represent the county's northern and western suburbs.