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 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)
Sales of the chancery office and three other properties may raise as much as $11 million, an archdiocese official told a creditor's meeting Tuesday. (02/24/2015)
A video purportedly released by Somalia-based terror group al-Shabab calls for attacks on the Mall of America and other shopping centers in Canada and England. (02/21/2015)
A Minneapolis police officer is in satisfactory condition after being shot early Saturday morning. (02/21/2015)
The board of trustees at Shattuck-St. Mary's expressed "unqualified support" for the school's president after an MPR News report that found he authorized a confidential payment to a teacher. (02/13/2015)
In releasing the names, neither the archdiocese nor the law firm provided details of the allegations against them. (02/11/2015)
New documents show how a prep school leader decided not to tell police about the illegal images. Years later, the teacher was convicted for child sexual abuse while at the school working for other Shattuck leaders. (02/05/2015)
Chapter 11 lets the archdiocese reorganize its troubled finances as it confronts clergy sex abuse costs. The archbishop says assets may need to be sold. Critics say bankruptcy won't protect kids. (01/16/2015)
The University of St. Thomas says ex-president Dennis Dease did not know of child sex abuse allegations against the Rev. Michael Keating before late 2013. Newly released documents indicate otherwise. (01/12/2015)