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.


Natural area in Orono gets final pieces of land donated by Dayton family

Wood-Rill Scientific and Natural Area has 350-year-old trees.


No masks required for vaccinated people in Hennepin County government buildings

Policy change lets the vaccinated enter goverment buildings.


Ninety-year-old Hennepin County workhouse slated for improvements

In a separate project, the facility also will install solar panels to cover one-third of its electricity needs.


Midtown Greenway safety project near completion in south Minneapolis

Preparation for the project started in 2016.


James 'Jimmy' Bowen, former Moorhead basketball star and youth mentor, dies at 70

He playing for Minnesota's professional softball team and again nominated to state and national halls of fame.


How did the North Loop neighborhood get its name?

Now one of the city's most popular entertainment destinations, its name has surprising transit origins.


Minnesota law enforcement agencies using drones are confronting new transparency law

New state law requires agencies to report drone use and create policies.


Hennepin County Board approves $8.2 million for police training center

The North Metro Regional Public Safety Training Facility in Maple Grove trains more than 20 agencies.


Hennepin County Board approves a record $17 million for affordable housing projects

The projects will create and maintain more than 2,300 new units.


Hennepin County officially makes Juneteenth a paid employee holiday

The Hennepin County Board approved Juneteenth as a paid holiday for its more than 8,000 employees Tuesday, a move it hopes will be followed by…