Tom Crann Feature Archive

It's Friday afternoon and this weekend we are stealing away to Thief River Falls, five hours northwest of the Twin Cities. (08/01/2014)
Journalist Sebastian Gomes joined MPR News' Tom Crann to talk about how the Twin Cities' Archdiocese fits into the larger Catholic Church. (07/31/2014)
The author of "Scoop" joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about the intersection of ice cream and life. (07/30/2014)
The state minimum wage will increase Friday to $8.00 an hour for large Minnesota employers. That's the first of three increases scheduled to roll out by August 2016. (07/30/2014)
Sharon Stiteler, who blogs at, joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss the concerns of the Audubon Society about the new Vikings stadium and possible solutions. (07/29/2014)
The Somali community is still trying to come to grips with the death of Saado Ali Warsame. The internationally renowned Somali singer and lawmaker was assasinated this week in Mogadishu by the militant group al-Shabab. (07/25/2014)
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)