Dan Browning

Reporter | Health Care | Medical Research
Phone: 612-673-4493
Dan Browning covers health care and medical research for the Star Tribune. His areas of expertise include investigative reporting, computer-assisted reporting (i.e., data analysis) and white collar crime.

Recent content from Dan Browning

Bank robbery suspect duels with court - by himself

"Man in black" suspect illustrates the many pitfalls of representing yourself in a criminal case.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 08:57 PM

Petters' ex says new husband abused her

In 2010, 39-year-old Tracy Mixon watched the father of her two young children -- Tom Petters -- get sent to prison for 50 years for running a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme from the Twin Cities. She was evicted from her $640,000 Plymouth home by the receiver rounding up Petters' assets and lost privileges to a Lincoln SUV. Then in September, a federal judge overseeing the remnants of the estate cut off the $1,879 monthly stipend she'd been getting since his 2008 arrest.

Updated: November 28, 2012, - 09:32 PM

Nov. 27: Did Ramsey County workhouse nurses neglect inmate with TB?

A federal jury must decide if they showed deliberate indifference to inmate whose infection spread to others.

Updated: November 27, 2012, - 09:06 PM

Federal courts beat: Justice may be nigh in coin fraud

Hardly a week goes by without someone calling me to complain that a Twin Cities coin dealer ripped them off. Most of the callers are elderly. Many lack any records of their transactions. Some say law enforcement -- the FBI, local police -- advised them to lick their wounds and move on.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 07:20 PM

Social Security employee, 3 others indicted

The four are accused of conspiring to get Social Security cards under bogus names and collect benefits.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 06:22 PM

Minneapolis coin dealer is indicted, jailed

He's accused of defrauding clients, investors out of $2.7M.

Updated: November 15, 2012, - 10:07 PM

Mpls. bar manager pleads guilty in tax refund scam

A manager of a downtown bar could be deported to her native Liberia after helping to steal $550,000.

Updated: November 14, 2012, - 08:33 PM

Embezzler's pleas fail to sway Minneapolis court

Judge sends Tennessee man to prison for theft, kickbacks.

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 09:35 PM

Feds, state probe coin dealers

Some Twin Cities telemarketing firms accused of cheating clients.

Updated: November 10, 2012, - 11:16 PM

Bob Christensen pioneered modern hog industry

The 51-year-old Sleepy Eye pig farmer died from a heart attack near Kansas City, Mo., while doing one of the things he loved most: helping his 14-year-old son and other young people with a deer hunt.

Updated: November 10, 2012, - 10:28 PM

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