Tom Crann Feature Archive

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)
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)