Tom Crann Feature Archive

In Chris Niskanen's new book, "The Minnesota Book of Skills," he shares some of his wisdom on skills from smoking whitefish to tick extraction. (11/29/2012)
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz says he is frustrated by the lack of action on the farm bill and other major pieces of legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress. (11/28/2012)
The revolution in local food has a potable component. Craft brewing and locally roasted coffee are rising in popularity, not just in the Twin Cities, but also in other parts of the state, such as Duluth. (11/28/2012)
A new report found routine mammograms have led more than one million women to receive unnecessary breast cancer treatment. (11/27/2012)
Thanksgiving dinner can bring a lot of pressure and high expectations. (11/21/2012)
Dr. Jon Hallberg, MPR's medical analyst and a physician in family medicine at the U of M, speaks on initiatives in the military to use the arts to help soldiers heal. (11/20/2012)
Thanksgiving is a time of long-standing food traditions for many families. But what if you don't have a go-to Thanksgiving bring-along? Or the time to whip something up? (11/20/2012)
Take a moment to consider a delicacy that has an important place on the Thanksgiving table and throughout the holiday season: the lowly cranberry. (11/19/2012)
Thursday is Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour fundraising marathon to support some 4,000 Minnesota nonprofit organizations and schools. (11/15/2012)
Developments in Somalia have brought about a new constitution, new parliament, new president and new cabinet. And now after years of warfare and famine, the government must continue rebuilding of the country. (11/13/2012)
DFL-ers had a good night Tuesday, but few won with a margin like U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. (11/08/2012)
Minnesota Public Radio reporter Sasha Aslanian, who has been covering the debate over the marriage amendment, discusses with All Things Considered frequently asked questions about the amendment. (11/05/2012)
As Election Day nears the economy continues to be front and center in the presidential campaign. (10/18/2012)
The classic doctor's black bag became a symbol of medicine. Like many symbols of past generations, it is all but gone. Now your doctor is just as likely to carry a backpack that can fit a laptop or an iPad. (10/16/2012)
The Twin Cities area has a vibrant and growing food scene. Food writer James Norton has made a valiant effort to catalog it and present it in a guide called "The Food Lovers Guide to the Twin Cities." He spoke to MPR's Tom Crann about some of the most notable eateries in the Twin Cities. (10/12/2012)