Tom Crann Feature Archive

You may have noticed or read about a protest by the Animal Rights Coalition against foie gras. MPR News Appetites discusses the controversy of foie gras, which is becoming one of the most divisive debates in the food world. (07/17/2013)
The 44th annual Moose Lake Agate Days takes place Saturday and Sunday and features rocks and much more. (07/12/2013)
If you planted tomatoes this year, chances are you got a late start, and ripe fruit might seem a long time away. But we are beginning to see sure signs of summer with ripe and interesting tomatoes at the farmers market. (07/10/2013)
MPR News' Tom Crann speaks with festival co-chairman Brad Box about the 65th annual Deer River Wild Rice Festival. Also this weekend: the Nevis Pig Races, and Pequot Lakes Beanhole Days. (07/05/2013)
"Eating out" this time of year means something different than heading to the corner restaurant. Packing for the big picnic, whether it be at home or up north, has evolved a bit with the proliferation of local foods. (07/03/2013)
Last week's discussion about wellness visits prompted some questions about how things actually work in medical clinics, and following up on how to make the most of wellness visits. (07/02/2013)
A Minneapolis Christian congregation that's over 150 years old is worshiping at one of the city's most-established synagogues this summer. (07/02/2013)
A few months shy of the 100th anniversary of the ship's disappearance on Lake Superior, shipwreck hunters say they have identified the lost freighter S S Henry B. Smith. (07/01/2013)
Meghan Graham, an organizer of Henderson Sauerkraut Days tells MPR News about the festival, including a kraut eating contest. Find out more about this and other festivals. (06/28/2013)
Somali Independence Day will be commemorated this weekend in the Twin Cities as Somalis in Minnesota celebrate the 52nd anniversary of their country's struggle for independence. (06/28/2013)
David Lillehaug will be officially installed as Minnesota's newest Supreme Court justice on Friday. Lillehaug spoke with Tom Crann of MPR News' All Things Considered. (06/27/2013)
Wine has been served with food for as long as vintners have been fermenting grape juice, but pairing a specific wine with a particular dish is a more contemporary practice. (06/26/2013)
Duluth sustained more than $60 million worth of damage in the June, 2012 flood. Duluth Mayor Don Ness provided a status report today to Tom Crann of MPR News' All Things Considered. (06/20/2013)
A new crowd-sourced restaurant has opened in downtown St. Paul. The owners of the bakery and restaurant, The Buttered Tin, have set out to change the culture of lowertown. (06/19/2013)
Baseball players would be wise to avoid any health product promising enhanced performance, warns Dr. Jon Hallberg. (06/18/2013)