Tom Crann Feature Archive

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)
Even the most creative people sometimes find it difficult to find the right gifts for the holidays. But very few people would decline artisan chocolates. (12/19/2012)
Consider edible gifts that recipients can enjoy until gone. (12/12/2012)
Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, of Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, is among those asking a federal judge to end the Senate filibuster. (12/12/2012)
This year marks the 150th anniversary of not only the battles of the Civil War, but one of the most important episodes in Minnesota's history. (12/05/2012)
Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, spoke on All Things Considered about some of the latest thinking on HIV/AIDS. (12/04/2012)