Reporter | Hennepin County

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.


Man shot in St. Paul after interrupting suspected car break-in

His injuries were non-life-threatening, police said. No arrests have been made.


Renting rooms for homeless got too expensive, so Hennepin County bought hotels

More than $25 million was spent to buy five motels and hotels and another property.


A $250,000 check will help Minnesota group buy back land taken from Native Americans

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation recently returned 28,000 acres to Bois Forte Chippewa tribe


New Hennepin County Sheriff Dawanna Witt announces command staff

They have 130 years of combined law enforcement with the Sheriff's Office.


Two Hennepin County employees stole computer parts and fixed timecards, charges say

Both have been fired, prosecutors say. One made $4 million reselling county purchases.


'It's time': Hennepin County's Freeman retires after 24 years

While he initiated reforms on juvenile justice, domestic violence, misdemeanor drug offenses and bail requests, Freeman received the most publicity — and criticism — over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.


Hennepin County Board acknowledges land and water taken from area Native Americans

The document, part of a three-year effort put together by a diverse workgroup including Native American county elders, was read to the full board and approved last month.


Hennepin County report details racist, sexist comments by Sheriff David Hutchinson

Sheriff vigorously denies the allegations, saying he was the target of detractors.


Hennepin County Board approves $100 million for Southwest light rail budget for next year

Commissioners also approve $2.61 billion budget for 2023


Hennepin County Board approves censure of Sheriff David Hutchinson

Hutchinson is in the final weeks of his tenure after opting not to seek re-election.