Madeleine Baran

Madeleine Baran

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
mbaran@mpr.org
(651) 290-1021


Madeleine Baran is a general assignment reporter for MPR News. She frequently reports on corruption, poverty, mental health and child abuse. Baran has won awards from the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on the state's mental health system, the St. Paul police crime lab, welfare policy, and the FBI files of Sen. Paul Wellstone. She graduated from New York University with a master's degree in journalism and French studies. She's always looking for new stories and new ways to tell them.

Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

The latest lawsuit accuses the Boy Scouts of America and the Northern Star Council of negligence and fraud in connection with alleged abuse by Leland Opalinski, a former Scout volunteer who died last year. (07/28/2015)
The hearing, originally set for this Friday, is now scheduled for Aug. 25. (07/14/2015)
The lawsuit filed Tuesday says the Boy Scouts should have done more to protect children from abuse. (07/14/2015)
The Rev. Bernard Hebda, temporary head of the Twin Cities archdiocese, says he'll release an "accounting" of investigations into his predecessor and doesn't yet know how the archdiocese will plead in a sex abuse case. (07/10/2015)
The men served in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and worked in various parishes and organizations in Minnesota. Five of the men are dead, and the other two men are no longer priests. (07/07/2015)
By authorizing an investigation into his personal life, Nienstedt had hoped to clear his name. Things turned out differently. (06/19/2015)
Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche resigned Monday after prosecutors charged the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis with having failed to protect children from a pedophile priest. (06/15/2015)
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Friday the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis must be held accountable for its "role in failing to protect children" from a priest's sexual abuse. (06/05/2015)
The Rev. Gerald Dvorak, pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church in Richfield, Minn., has taken a leave of absence following an allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the 1970s. (05/19/2015)
The lawsuit filed in St. Louis County accuses the Duluth diocese of creating a public nuisance by not warning the public about the late Rev. Charles Gormly and other priests. (05/18/2015)
The St. Louis County Attorney's Office accuses the Rev. Brian Lederer of touching the girls in separate incidents from about August 2014 to last Sunday. The Diocese of Duluth says it was not aware of accusations against the priest before his arrest this week. (05/07/2015)
The priest is in jail pending a possible charge for second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor between the ages of 13 and 15. (05/06/2015)
Attorney Jeff Anderson released the memoir and other documents Tuesday at a news conference announcing the settlement of a lawsuit. (04/28/2015)
The lawsuit, filed in Stearns County, accused the Rev. Allen Tarlton of abusing a Saint John's Preparatory School student in about 1977. It said the abbey knew of abuse allegations against Tarlton and failed to call police or warn students and parents. (04/27/2015)
Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt hasn't been charged, but his role in protecting priests invites comparisons to Bishop Robert Finn's case. (04/21/2015)