David Chanen

Reporter | Suburban courts, general assignment
Phone: 612-673-4465

Recent content from David Chanen

Woman pleads guilty to fatal stabbing in Minneapolis

A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing another woman during a fight in south Minneapolis in August.Yolanda L. Smith, 27,...

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 07:50 PM

Ex-Gopher Melvin Newbern sues Robbinsdale cop over force

Melvin Newbern says he got a concussion after being knocked to the ground while in handcuffs.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 12:17 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton appoints two to state's Court of Appeals

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed two judges Wednesday to the state’s Court of Appeals.Judge Denise Reilly has served in Hennepin County...

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 08:53 PM

Last defendant sentenced in murder of Minneapolis teen

It took a Hennepin County District Court jury about five hours to find Kemen Taylor II guilty on nine criminal counts, including first-degree murder.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 08:51 PM

Lawsuit settled in death of 6 in 2010 apartment fire in Minneapolis

Fire’s cause and origin still undetermined, but plaintiffs claimed that smoke detector maintenance could have prevented the deaths.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Ruling may help unlock the door for committed sex offenders

In last week’s highly anticipated ruling, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank, above, called Minnesota’s sex-offender commitment process “draconian” and in need of reform.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 08:24 PM

Minnesota police groups sue NFL over weapons ban at stadiums

The suit argues that the league is violating state law and lacks the authority to enforce its new policy forbidding anyone other than on-duty officers and private security personnel working games to carry weapons in stadiums.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 10:16 PM

Facing down fear left by slaying of good Samaritan in north Mpls.

About 20 clergy members, anti-violence advocates and a police lieutenant took to the streets to urge residents on the border of the McKinley-Camden neighborhoods to watch over one another.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 10:31 PM

2 from St. Paul sentenced in sex trafficking consipracy

Two people from St. Paul were sentenced this week in a federal sex trafficking conspiracy case.Andrew Hertzog, 30, received 10...

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Minn. high court: Accident victim can’t sue deputy who hit her

The victim’s attorney said the ruling has serious public safety implications.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 07:12 PM

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