Tom Crann Feature Archive

A new survey reports that 34 percent of 11th-grade girls in Minnesota have used indoor tanning facilities in the last year. (01/14/2014)
It's increasingly likely that there may be another person in your examine room, hanging on your every word, and typing away on a keyboard -- and the doctor may not mind at all. That person is a medical scribe. (01/14/2014)
It got so cold for such an extended period that up to 80 percent of invasive emerald ash borers may have died. (01/10/2014)
Hundreds of others slept in lobbies and other emergency centers and the county opened a warming center for homeless young people. (01/08/2014)
A number of 300-seat restaurants are opening in the metro, which means many restauranteurs are hoping a lot of people are willing to go out and pay to sit down in one of those seats. (01/08/2014)
MPR News' Tom Crann spoke with Minnesota Fire Marshal Bruce West about the uptick in fires in the region. (01/07/2014)
AAA Minnesota/Iowa is expecting three to four times the normal call volume and drivers seeking non-emergency help can expect to wait three to six hours for someone to respond. (01/03/2014)
Minnesota is among a handful of states with large populations of people with roots in South Sudan. That community here is mobilizing to speak out against the violence erupting in South Sudan. Tom Crann spoke to Augustino Ting Mayai, who came to the U.S. as one of the so-called "lost boys" -- children displaced by the civil war there. Ting Mayai is Director of Research at the Sudd Institute, which advises the South Sudanese government on a variety of topics. He's a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and he's spent the last two years living and working in South Sudan's capital. (12/20/2013)
Richard Carlbom, the architect behind the political movement that supported the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota, is now working in other states to do the same thing. (12/18/2013)
The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper shares some tips to make your holiday party a relaxed, warm affair. (12/18/2013)
GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's biggest drug makers, has decided to stop paying physicians who promote or speak on behalf of their products. (12/17/2013)
Naming the year's best of everything is as natural as snow in December. "Minnesota Monthly" magazine recently named Isaac Becker its "Restaurateur of the Year," based on his launch of 2013's hottest eatery, Burch Steakhouse and Pizza Bar. (12/11/2013)
A Duluth medical aid worker says safe housing is the biggest medical need in the Philippines one month after Typhoon Haiyan. (12/09/2013)
Shelter directors, like Jan Eliassen in Fargo, say they usually coordinate to find places to sleep for people who need them. But that effort becomes more intense when the weather turns bitterly cold. (12/06/2013)
Jan Eliassen, director of the city of Fargo's Gladys Rae Shelter and veteran drop-in center, spoke with MPR News' Tom Crann about what shelters are doing to help people who are homeless stay safe in the bitterly cold weather. (12/06/2013)