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.


Minn. Guard releases recommendations to prevent sexual assault and harassment

The Guard reported its assault numbers publicly for the first time last year.


Fewer people, more citations over July 4th on Lake Minnetonka

Slight uptick in boating under the influence tags, however.


Hennepin County Board declares racism a public health crisis

The resolution came with a series of directives for developing policy.


Hennepin County board declares racism public health crisis

Full board also voted to keep nine of 41 libraries closed until 2021.


Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Minn. horse riding camp

Scott Fortier is serving a 25-year prison sentence.


Downtown Minneapolis residents voice concern over police reform proposals

Group speaks to Mpls. City Council members.


Hennepin County Board reappoints Dr. Andrew Baker as chief medical examiner

One commissioner raised concerns about Baker's autopsy of George Floyd.


Suspect in Mpls. precinct fire makes first court appearance

Another hearing was scheduled for Thursday to determine if Branden M. Wolfe, 23, will be eligible for release.


Hennepin County commissioner challenges reappointment of medical examiner

Conley said she was displeased with Baker's autopsy of George Floyd.


St. Paul man charged with arson of Minneapolis Third Precinct station

A St. Paul security guard boasted on social media about the fire, gear theft.