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

Archbishop Nienstedt
Archbishop: Church teachings "must be upheld," employee's marriage is "contrary to the Catholic faith." (09/23/2014)
Rev. Michael Keating
A woman who claims the Rev. Michael Keating sexually abused her said the University of St. Thomas was wrong to allow Keating to resign under "false pretenses." (09/22/2014)
Michael David Henderson
Sheriff's deputies are searching for Michael David Henderson, who is considered dangerous. (09/18/2014)
Attorney Jeff Anderson follows familiar strategy in bid to make church files public. (09/18/2014)
A woman last year accused the Rev. Michael Keating of sexually abusing her when she was a teen. (09/17/2014)
Newly released church documents detail efforts by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to keep details of clergy sex abuse quiet. Archbishops transferred one priest to 14 parishes. (09/16/2014)
The letter, signed by 12 of the private Catholic university's 21 tenured theology professors, asks Archbishop John Nienstedt to change his approach to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. (09/15/2014)
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi turned back criticism he hasn't done enough to investigate clergy sex abuse but acknowledged he does not expect to file charges in 10 abuse cases investigated by St. Paul police. (09/10/2014)
Innternal files show how church leaders protected the Rev. Richard Jeub for decades. The documents detail allegations that Jeub sexually abused two teenage girls and sexually exploited vulnerable women under his care. (09/05/2014)
A jury should decide whether the archdiocese created a public nuisance by keeping information on abusive priests secret and was negligent in its handling of a former priest who has admitted to sexual contact with minors, Judge John Van de North ruled. (09/03/2014)
Documents released today show that Archbishop John Roach knew in 1980 that Stitts had been accused of sexually abusing a boy in 1973. (08/14/2014)
Documents released today trace how Archbishop John Nienstedt's predecessors, Harry Flynn and John Roach, protected the Rev. Ken LaVan after he was accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls and adults. (08/11/2014)
Contrary to his deposition, Archbishop John Nienstedt approved the continued ministry of Rev. Kenneth LaVan, who was accused of sexually assaulting at least one teenage girl and "sexually exploiting" several women. (08/11/2014)
As many as seven people may have been shot around 1:50 a.m. Saturday, including two with serious injuries. (08/09/2014)
The disclosure of the full list came in a court document referenced by a victim's attorney at a Ramsey County District Court hearing Monday. The total number of archdiocesan priests accused of child sexual abuse had not previously been reported. (08/04/2014)