Tom Crann Feature Archive

Rochester has recently become a political and economic focal point for Minnesota. Mayor Ardell Brede speaks on the future of the city. (03/11/2013)
Reports released this week show an improving economy in Minnesota and the nation. (03/08/2013)
An 86-year-old St. Peter woman with Parkinson's disease and some dementia is facing charges of voter fraud, rasing a number of questions. MPR News speaks with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for answers. (03/07/2013)
From the outside, Safe House is just a non-descript home in a residential neighborhood in St. Paul. On the inside though, what is accomplished goes beyond four walls. (03/07/2013)
A little extra money spent on good quality spices make a huge difference in our food. (03/06/2013)
The 11th International Festival of Owls takes place this weekend in Houston in southeastern Minnesota. (03/01/2013)
Criminal charges have been dismissed against a Minneapolis city employee who allegedly used driver's license information inappropriately. (02/28/2013)
The Star Tribune's Tom Horgen told MPR's Tom Crann about one of his favorite food corridors downtown Minneapolis, suddenly busy with new restaurants and bars: North Washington Avenue. (02/27/2013)
MPR's Tom Crann spoke with All Things Considered's regular medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg about a recent obesity study. (02/26/2013)
Winter can be a pretty interesting time for bird watchers, said National Park Ranger and bird expert Sharon Stiteler. (02/20/2013)
Rachel Hutton, senior editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, told MPR's Tom Crann five things you should know about the James Beards Awards -- including the chances of a local nominee winning. (02/20/2013)
To get a sense of how Minnesota's newest legislators see the action at the Capitol, MPR News speaks with a pair of freshmen lawmakers throughout the session. (02/19/2013)
DMAA is a popular supplement with athletes, or people looking for a edge in their workout. But some side effects have the U.S. Food and Drug Administration looking into it. (02/19/2013)
Mary Jo Copeland, founder and director of Sharing and Caring Hands, says she is humbled by her choice as a recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, one of the nation's highest civilian honors. Copeland will receive the award at the White House tomorrow. She spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about her charitable work providing meals and shelter to thousands of people in the Twin Cities every year since 1985. (02/14/2013)
Restaurant kitchens aren't exactly romantic environments. Between the sweltering temperatures, the fast pace, and the stress, they're more like literal pressure cookers. And yet, it's an environment that has bonded more than one local culinary couple. (02/13/2013)