Tom Crann Feature Archive

Jennifer Hams from the Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce spoke to MPR News' Tom Crann about the interesting history of the festival -- and pelicans, of course. (07/11/2014)
This week the Heavy Table's James Norton reviewed Kim Bartmann's newest venture, a South Minneapolis restaurant called Tiny Diner. (07/09/2014)
The rain has led to more black flies and a shortened nesting season for many of the state's birds. (07/08/2014)
If you've ever eaten sauerkraut, sipped kvass, or enjoyed kimchi, you've enjoyed the fruits of lacto-fermentation, the oldest form of food preservation. (07/02/2014)
From Bogart's Doughnut Co. to Mojo Monkey, the doughnut craze continues in the Twin Cities. (06/18/2014)
Bob Stevenson, 85, was a trolley motorman from 1953 until 1954, when the streetcar lines were shut down. He recently rode the new Green Line for the first time, which he describes as a "pretty fancy streetcar." (06/13/2014)
A study published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests exposing children to certain kinds of dust and bacteria early in their lives may be good for them. (06/10/2014)
Everything's coming up rhubarb this weekend in Lanesboro. They're hosting the 10th annual Rhubarb Festival this Saturday. (06/06/2014)
Shaye Mandle took over this month as the new CEO of LifeScience Alley, a trade association that represents the state's medical technology and life sciences companies. (05/29/2014)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is in Mexico City as part of a U.S. delegation meeting on issues of drugs and the illegal sex trade. (04/15/2014)
A dugout canoe discovered 80 years ago in Lake Minnetonka is hundreds of years older than previously thought and is one of the oldest of its kind ever found in Minnesota. (04/10/2014)
Dr. Jon Hallberg told MPR News that determining the cause of death is the biggest challenge when filling out the death certificate. (04/08/2014)
The billionaire owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves made a cash offer for the newspaper but declined to say how much he offered. (04/01/2014)
Those of us who live here know that it's not true, but the Midwest has long fought the cultural stereotype of "fly-over" land. A new book by historian Jon Lauck argues historians should work against that. (03/28/2014)
"We started negotiations last Saturday, and I think that the purpose of those negotiations is to try to find out if there is a way for me to come back," former Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska said on Wednesday (03/26/2014)