Tom Crann Feature Archive

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)
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)