Tom Crann Feature Archive

Minnesota is home to a local beer boom, but the local hop scene has some catching up to do: There are only 20 or so acres of hops under cultivation in the entire state. (09/03/2014)
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for more sleep for middle and high school students. (09/02/2014)
This week's festival takes us to Southwest Minnesota State University for the annual "Smoke-fest" competition. (08/15/2014)
Chef Amy Thielen, author of "The New Midwestern Table," joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about grapes. (08/13/2014)
The suit alleges student athletes are not fairly compensated for their work. It claims the NCAA violates federal anti-trust law, and says students should be able to seek profit from activities such as product endorsements, film appearances and autograph signings. (08/12/2014)
Following recent news that actor Robin Williams took his own life after battling depression, Tom Crann talks with Dr. Jon Hallberg about treatment of depression and how to discuss the illness with loved ones who may be suffering. (08/12/2014)
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie answers common questions for primary election day. (08/11/2014)
Minnesota's winter can be a challenge for many crops, but not for garlic. Every August, Minnesotans celebrate the hearty crop with its own festival in Hutchinson. (08/08/2014)
In the final interview of the series, Tom Crann talks with Marty Seifert of Marshall. (08/08/2014)
MPR News' Tom Crann talks with former investment banker Scott Honour of Orono. This is his first political campaign. (08/07/2014)
There are four Republicans on the ballot Tuesday, as voters in Minnesota decide who will get the nomination to run against DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in November. (08/06/2014)
Amy Thielen joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk tomatoes -- from preserving to recipes. (08/06/2014)
In the first of a series, Tom Crann talks with Detroit Lakes native Jeff Johnson. He's an attorney, a Hennepin County commissioner and the endorsed Republican candidate for governor. (08/05/2014)
Hennepin County sent an alert to Twin Cities health professionals this week asking them to be aware of the travel history of their patients, but the threat of the disease spreading to Minnesota is still very low. (08/05/2014)
Researchers at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Center at the University of Minnesota recently unveiled what they hope will be a potent weapon against the spread of Asian carp. (08/04/2014)