Tom Crann Feature Archive

The Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, A statewide anti-bullying bill, is awaiting a floor vote in the Minnesota House and moving its way through the Senate. (04/24/2013)
Fewer than half of Americans diagnosed with diabetes are meeting key treatment goals, according to a study in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Our medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, talked with MPR's Tom Crann about the reasons behind those results. (04/23/2013)
A Minnesota group is traveling across the Arctic region of Canada this month to gather stories about the effects of climate change. (04/23/2013)
MPR's Tom Crann went out last week, just north of Minneapolis to New Hope, to meet Sharon Stiteler. The blogger behind, and a National Park ranger, Stiteler is about to publish a new book: "1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond." (04/22/2013)
An angry president Obama said Wednesday that it was a shameful day in Washington after the U.S. Senate failed to take up the issue of expanded background checks. (04/18/2013)
It used to be that snack options at local parks were limited to popcorn and ice cream. Now, concessionaires at several city parks offer various goods from lattes and lemon-ginger scones, to tap beer and fresh oysters. (04/17/2013)
MPR's regular medical analyst Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann on All Things Considered to discuss the rising number of chlamydia cases in Minnesota. (04/16/2013)
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page's foundation has supported the work of more than 5,000 scholars of all academic levels. (04/05/2013)
First-term Representatives Marion O'Neil of Buffalo and Raymond Dehn of Minneapolis speak with MPR News about their experiences at the Capitol as freshmen legislators. (04/04/2013)
The quality of life in Minnesota is above average, ranking third in the nation according to a national comparison of social and economic factors measuring opportunity. (04/04/2013)
Minnesota's House Democrats unveiled a $250 million property tax reduction package. (04/03/2013)
Recent news of horse meat being mistakenly mixed into ground beef in Europe got us thinking about cultures that frown on eating horse meat, and why some foods are considered taboo -- or even "icky" in some cultures -- while other morsels are prized delicacies. (04/03/2013)
After dipping slightly in 2012, the share of fourth-year U.S. medical students opting for residencies in primary care specialties rose in 2013. (04/02/2013)
The 30 Days of Biking movement is back for a fourth year. Already this year, thousands pledged to ride their bikes every day in April, and report on the experience online. (03/29/2013)
A new book covers the developments in Madison when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker passed Act 10, which curtailed almost all collective bargaining rights for public employees. (03/28/2013)