David Chanen

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

Recent content from David Chanen

March 19: Former U associate golf coach Brenny awarded $360K in firing case

Katie Brenny, a coach for less than two months in 2010 who sued the school alleging that it fired her after learning she was a lesbian, was awarded nearly $360,000 by a Hennepin County district judge.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 06:37 PM

Deputy's scolding of jury sparks investigation in Hennepin Co.

The Hennepin County incident left several of the jurors in tears.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 10:44 AM

Career criminal's latest effort gets attention of Minnesota Court of Appeals

Judges cited public safety and an invalid marriage certificate.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 06:20 AM

Man who killed parents in Waconia closer to leaving security hospital

The state is pushing for release for Richard Happ, and he told a panel of Dakota County judges that his violent delusions are in the past.

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 06:47 AM

Feb. 28: Family and Carver County: Keep killer in security hospital

Richard A. Happ may leave the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter 15 years after killing his parents. The state Department of Human Services says he should be allowed to leave the hospital and live at a licensed, state-operated residential facility in West St. Paul.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 08:56 PM

March 1: Ruling on release of killer from St. Peter hospital delayed until late summer

Richard Happ’s relatives argued against a recommendation for his provisional release from state hospital.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 08:55 PM

Man pleads guilty to killing two whose bodies were found in impound lots

Alberto Palmer will be at least 85 if he ever gets out of prison.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Deephaven woman who lived in mansion, owned yacht pleads guilty to welfare fraud

Andrea Chisholm was sentenced to a year behind bars. Her husband’s case remains open.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 09:02 PM

MN Court of Appeals re-evaluates case of convicted rapist

The appeals court said the lower court didn’t do enough fact-finding when it civilly committed a 50-year-old rapist.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Hennepin County has first female chief public defender

She is the first woman to be named as the county’s chief public defender.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 11:27 PM

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