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.

Hennepin County recently helped fund its 10,000th affordable housing unit

County milestone is two decades in the making.

Hennepin County spending $10M to boost crime response

The county is giving money to community groups as well as hiring a "safe communities" director and gun-violence prevention coordinator in its first coordinated campaign to reduce violent crime.

White House, Hennepin County promote internet discount program

Federal government partners with cities, counties to expand access to internet for low-income residents.

Hennepin County invests $10M to boost minority businesses, nonprofits

The county-backed projects will create more than 400,000 square feet of commercial and nonprofit space, support more than 550 local business owners and employ more than 1,000 people.

Task force urges Minneapolis to be more aggressive against violent crime

The city has solved just 38% of homicides and 12% of carjackings, according to a new report

Hennepin County will no longer require COVID-19 vaccines for its employees

Aug. 24 was the last day of the requirement. The vaccine mandates have been a polarizing political issue.

Man, two young children dead after head-on crash in Ham Lake

A father and two young children died and several more are injured following a two-vehicle collision in Ham Lake on Sunday afternoon.About 3 p.m., the…

Tornado reported for second night as severe weather sweeps state

A weather spotter reported a touchdown in south-central Minnesota.

Hennepin County Board approves $41 million for new Sheriff's Office safety headquarters in Plymouth

When the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office enforcement division moved into its new home in Brooklyn Park in 1994, the facility didn't have much room for…

Hennepin County plans to build Brooklyn Park facility to convert food waste into fuel

The project is part of the county goal of being waste-free by 2050.