Tom Crann Feature Archive

Among the proposals in Gov. Mark Dayton's budget plan are of number of changes to the state's local government aid formula and local governments' collection of property tax. (01/22/2013)
More than 35 percent of Americans have tried to diagnose an ache or pain using the Internet, according to a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life project. (01/22/2013)
State Sen. Ron Latz responds to points made by Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole, who told MPR News that because a legislative body has not approved President Barack Obama's executive orders, it's not a law he can enforce. (01/17/2013)
The Fergus Falls High School marching band is on its way to Washington, where the band will march in the Inaugural Day Parade on Monday. (01/17/2013)
There's something serious brewing in northeast Minneapolis. The bar story of 2012 was the explosion of taprooms in the Twin Cities. As the New Year begins the pace isn't slowing. (01/16/2013)
Flu season has arrived. Since late last year, the Minnesota Department of Health has classified influenza as "widespread" here in the state. Some are questioning the effectiveness and availability of the flu vaccine. (01/15/2013)
After voting to avert tax hikes for most Americans while raising them on the wealthiest, the 112th Congress is nearly over. MPR News' Washington reporter Brett Neely discusses the aftermath of the fiscal cliff debate and what happens next on Capitol Hill. (01/02/2013)
When looking for authentic food from around the world, it is easy to think about the urban options -- an eating tour of University Avenue or a trip to Eat Street. But there are good global eats hiding out in the suburbs and beyond. (01/02/2013)
Now that we're officially into the winter, we wondered how Minnesota's birds are faring — the ones that stick around. (12/27/2012)
We have long known that the Twin Cities are great restaurant towns. Rachel Hutton, senior editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine is here to help us trace the evolution of the Twin Cities' foodie "cred." (12/26/2012)
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a DFLer who represents Minnesota's 7th Congressional District in western Minnesota, said it won't be catastrophic if Congress fails to meet the January 1, 2013 deadline to pass a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. (12/26/2012)
Survivors of the 2005 shooting at Red Lake Senior High School traveled to Connecticut this week to offer support to residents of Newtown. Twenty-six people died in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School a week ago Friday. (12/21/2012)
Amid a contentious labor dispute, locked-out musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra are bringing their former music director back for a performance of Handel's Messiah on Thursday and Friday. (12/21/2012)
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was among a group of law enforcement officials that met with Vice President Joe Biden to talk about gun violence on Thursday. (12/21/2012)
Although guns are typically banned in Minnesota's public schools, there are a few exceptions. (12/20/2012)