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

Chancery building
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)
The Mall of America
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)
Mpls. police officers searched garbage, recycling
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)
All three trials are scheduled to begin Jan. 26 in Ramsey County District Court. However, a bankruptcy filing would likely halt the trials. (01/08/2015)
The story surrounding the Twin Cities archdiocese and its cover-up of clergy sex abuse is far from over. (12/26/2014)
At first, nobody looked hard enough at the former priest's background. Now he wishes people would forgive and forget. (12/01/2014)
Much of the cash that sustains the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is held by legally separate groups, making it easier to protect church assets in a bankruptcy. Here's how the money flows. (11/20/2014)
Now in their 60s and 70s, the Meyers sisters have found that there is no straight path to healing. (11/17/2014)
The latest batch of documents released in a clergy sex abuse lawsuit indicates that Archbishop John Nienstedt gave another false statement. (11/05/2014)
The archbishop claimed under oath in April that he only recently learned of the Rev. Gilbert Gustafson's child sex abuse conviction. Newly released documents show church officials repeatedly reminded Nienstedt of the priest's criminal past. (10/27/2014)