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.


Hennepin County Sheriff Hutchinson won't run for re-election after crash

David Hutchinson heard numerous calls to resign following allegations of drunken driving in a high-speed December crash.


State Patrol: Hennepin sheriff driving over 120 mph while drunk in crash

The State Patrol said Hennepin County sheriff had a loaded gun, didn't have his seat belt on and initially claimed to "absolutely not" be the driver. Gov. Walz said Dave Hutchinson should step down.


How is the sheriff's office different from the police department?

From performing water rescues to selling foreclosed properties, county sheriff's offices handle a wide range of tasks.


Fresh peaches sold at Aldi, Target linked to salmonella infections in Minnesota, other states

Twenty-three Minnesotans were identified as part of the outbreak, the Minnesota Health Department reported.


Hennepin County Board weighing whether to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

The board may make a decision at its next meeting on the proposal.


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

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


St. Paul school board chairwoman critically ill from COVID-19

Marny Xiong, 31, joined the board in 2018 and is a graduate of St. Paul Public Schools.


COVID-19 permanently changing the way Hennepin County does business

The County Board debated the first phase of reopening strategies during a two-hour briefing.


How did Minnesota's indigenous people survive the extreme winters?

American Indians used a variety of approaches to stay warm, including wearing animal skins and heating rocks in fire pits to warm the floors.


Commissioner Peter McLaughlin denied DFL endorsement

No one got the DFL nod for the Hennepin County seat, but Angela Conley came closest.