Tom Crann Feature Archive

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)
It's easy to think of local cheese as an old-fashioned, traditional food but the face of upper Midwestern cheese-making is changing to catch some new waves of flavor... and green energy. (03/27/2013)
The ACLU is joining two Indian tribes and three parents in class-action lawsuit against South Dakota. (03/22/2013)
Friday is World Water Day. The United Nations hopes you are thinking about how we manage freshwater resources to make sure people around the world have fair access to clean water. (03/22/2013)
From the moment bombs flew over Baghdad 10 years ago, Minnesota's National Guard played a significant role in the War in Iraq. (03/21/2013)
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)