Tom Crann Feature Archive

In the next ten years there is a twelve percent chance that a solar storm could knock out the world's power grids resulting in a "post-apocalypic nightmare," according to NASA scientists. (07/25/2014)
This weekend we're headed south (and a little west) of the Twin Cities to Montgomery, where the town's Czech heritage is the inspiration for their annual Kolacky Days. (07/25/2014)
This weekend, the Green Party is returning to Macalester for the 30th anniversary of that founding meeting. (07/25/2014)
Rachel Hutton, editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, spoke to MPR News' Tom Crann about some of the unique restaurants along the route between the downtowns. (07/23/2014)
This week's Friday festival brings us to Black River Falls, Wis. to celebrate the Karner blue butterfly. (07/18/2014)
Beth Dooley, author of Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook, joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about Hmong growers at farmers markets in the Twin Cities. (07/16/2014)
Antibiotic use is up substantially around the world, according to a new study. Dr. Jon Hallberg joined MPR News' Tom Crann to talk more about the study. (07/15/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest is underway. One of the highlights of the festival will be a tribute to the late jazz pianist Oscar Peterson by Andrew Litton, who is in his 11th season as artistic director of the festival. He spoke with MPR's All Things Considered host, Tom Crann. (07/11/2014)
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)