Tom Crann Feature Archive

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found evidence that some wild animals living in urban areas develop larger brains than their rural counterparts. (08/26/2013)
The southern Great Plains is a great place to eat, says Appetites contributor Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl of Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine. (08/21/2013)
A new story you may have seen about doctors washing their hands got the attention of Dr. Jon Hallberg recently. Hallberg is a family physician at the University of Minnesota and medical analyst for All Things Considered on MPR News. (08/20/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has added 180 species to the state's list of endangered or threatened plants and animals, many of which have struggled to survive as native habitat disappeared. The DNR added eight mammals to the list. Moose, big brown bat and Canada lynx are now considered species of special concern. And one, the Northern pocket gopher, was newly listed as threatened. (08/19/2013)
Lynn Rossetto Kasper discusses books on some provocative topics, such as food deserts, as well as an interesting cookbook. (08/14/2013)
Cash incentives are increasingly being used to entice patients to lose weight, stop smoking, or otherwise get healthy. (08/13/2013)
MPR News' focus on mental health continues with a conversation with NBA player Royce White about fighting for accommodations in the workplace. fight for workplace accommodations (08/02/2013)
This week MPR News looks north to Grand Rapids for its Tall Timber Days. (08/02/2013)
In a normal season, the berry harvest is like a parade. This year, harvests are progressing a little differently. (07/31/2013)
What draws so many school groups, families and researchers to Lilydale Regional Park along St. Paul's Mississippi River bluff? Fossils. (07/25/2013)
About four years ago, Marlin Ivey's symptoms led him to an attempted suicide, but he says he's come a long way now from where he was then. He credits his improvement to a health insurance case manager who was assigned to help him. (07/24/2013)
Air travel and good food don't always fly together. So when airport concessionaire OTG Management set out to overhaul dining options at the Delta Air Lines G Concourse in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, it set it sights high. (07/24/2013)
One of the busiest entry points into Minnesota's mental health system is the psychiatric emergency room. Sometimes they walk in off the street or are brought in by police or EMS. Nearly always they are in need of treatment for mental illness. (07/23/2013)
A special report takes you inside the state's mental health services for perspectives on what's working what is not. (07/23/2013)
Bavarian Blastin New Ulm features a number of big polka acts, dachshund races, bay rolling contest and a sauerkraut-eating contest. (07/19/2013)