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

Lakeville sisters still missing 2 years after parents' bitter divorce

On a 30-degree day two years ago, teenage sisters Gianna and Samantha Rucki ran away from their Lakeville home. They've been missing ever since.

Updated: April 18, 2015, - 10:59 AM

Minnesota Supreme Court rules insurer can withhold records

Ruling ends two-year legal battle between agency, Star Tribune.

Updated: April 08, 2015, - 10:55 PM

Foster agency appeals license revocation, saying it is 'sacrificial lamb'

Family Alternatives appealed decision, despite rape of girl, 12.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 10:38 PM

Minnesota foster system sends kids from bad to worse

Records show that too many abused foster children in Minnesota are returned to their parents too quickly, suffer more maltreatment and end up back in foster care.

Updated: March 29, 2015, - 07:32 PM

State revokes licenses of foster providers after 6-year-old's death

The state Department of Human Services has revoked the license of the foster home where 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson died last December, as well as the license of the agency that placed the girl in the home.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 09:33 PM

More than 100 reforms urged for Minnesota child protection system

In wake of high-profile case, task force backs major changes to child protection system.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 10:56 AM

Changes urged in discipline of problem nurses

Audit found that Nursing Board takes an average of 200 days to suspend nurses, putting patients at risk.

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 10:05 PM

Past abuse reports no longer off-limits for Minn. child protection workers

In a sweeping reversal, Minnesota child protection workers can now review previous child abuse reports when considering how to respond to a new one. Minnesota was likely the only state in the country that barred intake workers from reviewing past cases.

Updated: March 18, 2015, - 02:29 PM

Dayton task force says child's safety comes before family preservation

Dayton’s child-abuse task force recommends changing the way high-risk cases are handled.

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 09:10 PM

Review assails child protection response to Eric Dean's abuse

Pope County child protection workers violated state law and missed numerous chances to intervene on behalf of 4-year-old Eric Dean...

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 11:20 PM

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