Tom Crann Feature Archive

There's a new restaurant trend in the Twin Cities that does not involve foie gras-topped hamburgers, heirloom beet foams, or anything served on a plate. (03/20/2013)
Despite recommendations by doctors, fewer parents are actually getting their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus. (03/19/2013)
A Minneapolis restaurant owner and businessman hopes to build a museum to preserve the culture of his homeland. (03/15/2013)
There's a cavalcade of new food developments in the Twin Cities: a new burger bar that also serves elk Wellington, an ambitious attempt at serving sushi in the Minneapolis Skyway and a 21st century approach to food delivery. (03/13/2013)
If "Watson" the IBM computer can win a few rounds of Jeopardy, it can certainly crunch piles of data. But can it diagnose your illness? (03/12/2013)
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)