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 John Nienstedt
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)
Jeff Anderson and Marie Mielke
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)
Attorney Patrick Noaker
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)
Nienstedt said the men on the list released today "have substantiated claims against them of sexually abusing a minor while they were assigned as priests." (10/23/2014)
Archbishop John Nienstedt gave a false statement under oath about his knowledge of the Rev. Gilbert Gustafson's conviction for sexually assaulting a child, letters obtained by MPR News show. (10/23/2014)
Suddenly, the church's most pugnacious critic was making deals with figures he had called criminal conspirators. (10/20/2014)
Attorneys and religious leaders hailed the settlement as a landmark agreement, though much of it describes policies already in place. (10/13/2014)
The settlement will include an agreement for how church officials will handle future allegations of abuse, according to a source with knowledge of the announcement. (10/13/2014)
Top university leaders didn't know of a sex abuse complaint against the Rev. Michael Keating, according to a university-funded probe. Keating resigned his St. Thomas teaching post in September. (10/07/2014)