Tom Crann Feature Archive

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)
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)