Tom Crann Feature Archive

The chief executive and co-owner of Minnesota-based Punch Pizza was recognized at the State of the Union address. (01/28/2014)
Matthew Little grew up in the segregated South where, he said, his father impressed on him and his seven siblings the importance of getting an education and getting out of the South. (01/27/2014)
Temperatures are expected to plummet again over the weekend and into next week, but that won't stop racers in the Annual Arrowhead 135. (01/24/2014)
We are in the depths of another cold snap here in Minnesota, and if that snowy landscape reminds you of mashed potatoes it means you're craving a hearty, nostalgic meal. (01/22/2014)
Steve Parente, finance professor at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss Target's recent decision to stop offering health insurance to its part-time employees. (01/22/2014)
The surgeon general's office and the Centers for Disease Control have taken a big look at recent studies, and have released a new report, linking smoking to many more cancers and diseases than commonly thought. (01/21/2014)
Sen. Al Franken joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss this week's ruling on Internet neutrality rules and other issues. (01/16/2014)
The process of a reviewing a restaurant is as much art as it is craft or science, and the ethics of when -- and how -- to review are fair game for critics and diners alike. (01/15/2014)
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)