Brandon Stahl

Data/Watchdog Reporter
Phone: 612-673-4626
Brandon Stahl is a watchdog reporter with the Star Tribune. He previously worked as the investigations editor at the Duluth News Tribune, where his stories on physician malpractice and medical errors, drug abuse, tax dollar waste, sex offenders and police misconduct have won numerous state and national journalism awards.

Recent content from Brandon Stahl

DHS wants to scrap just-passed law on child protection

Legislators want to change bill they voted for, saying they didn’t know it would restrict past abuse reports.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 02:28 PM

Child abuse reports need better response, investigation, task force says

More than 30 changes are planned to improve state’s child protection system.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Police arrest father suspected in Brooklyn Park toddler's death

The 23-month-old's death is likely to loom large at state task force meeting Friday morning to ready its recommendations.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 12:26 AM

Child protection officials had been alerted about suspect now sought in death of Brooklyn Park baby boy

A fugitive suspected of killing his 1-year-old child was reported at least three times to Hennepin County child protection for abusing the boy and his sibling, public records show.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 05:34 AM

County child protection agencies failed to investigate 203 sex abuse reports

Instead, the reports went to “family assessment” program for less serious offenses.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 12:35 PM

Child protection systems are in turmoil across the country

New York, Florida and Arizona overhauled their child protection systems this year, and now Minnesota is poised to follow their lead.

Updated: November 30, 2014, - 05:53 AM

MAP: Child protection in crisis

The deaths of children have prompted the resignations of child protection officials around the country. Meanwhile, a national commission is...

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 04:49 PM

Child protection task force seeks public comment

Gov. Mark Dayton’s child protection task force wants the public’s help to improve the system.The task force is seeking comment...

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 05:17 PM

Message to task force: More scrutiny for Minnesota child protection

National expert recommends basic measures to improve child protection system.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Lessons from child abuse deaths go unheeded in Minnesota

The deaths of 56 children from maltreatment in Minnesota since 2005 should guide changes in child protection. But the system too often fails to learn from the past.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 10:39 AM

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