Tom Crann Feature Archive

The fate of an encampment of homeless people in the city of Duluth has become the heart of a community discussion about a growing homelessness problem there. (11/01/2013)
Even though birds are starting to head south for the winter, there's plenty to interest birdwatchers as the temperatures fall. (10/31/2013)
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl joined MPR's Tom Crann about what she learned writing about the decline of bees for Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine. (10/30/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with Tom Crann about a recent study showing that brains sweep themselves clean of toxins during sleep. (10/29/2013)
Workers are installing huge steel gates at the Coon Rapids Dam this week in an effort to stop Asian carp from moving further upstream. The $16 million project is just one of several that biologists and conservationists are working on to stop the spread of this invasive species. (10/22/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg joined MPR's Tom Crann to discuss the pneumonia vaccine. (10/22/2013)
Chef Amy Thielen, author of the cookbook "The New Midwestern Table"</a> and host of the new Food Network show "Heartland Table," is part of the movement bringing Midwestern food into the national spotlight. (10/16/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to discuss the basics of pain -- the cause, purpose and treatments for it -- and what a new study about the brain can teach us about chronic pain. (10/15/2013)
James Beard award-winning food blogger Hank Shaw is a waterfowl expert. His new book is a lavishly illustrated guide to preparing duck and geese, whether wild or domesticated. (10/14/2013)
Beth Dooley, author of Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook, shares ideas for how to use the different varieties of squash in season right now. (10/09/2013)
The Star Tribune has a new editor. Just three weeks after Nancy Barnes left Minnesota's biggest newsroom, the paper promoted managing editor Rene Sanchez to the top editorial spot. (10/09/2013)
Plans for a new Islamic Center in St. Cloud are on hold after the center's president withdrew the proposal at a City Council meeting Monday. Islamic Center of St. Cloud President Abdulrashid Salad joined Tom Crann to discuss what's next for his organization. (10/08/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to discuss the 20-year-long Women's Health Initiative and its impact. (10/08/2013)
St. Paul's Union Depot will host a multi-media performance about the history of the orphan trains. Thousands of orphans rode on trains from the east coast to find homes in the towns and farms of the Midwest. (10/03/2013)
None of Minnesota's neighbors &mdash; Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsins &mdash; have set up their own health insurance exchange like MNsure. All of these states are relying on the federal exchange, which was overwhelmed by demand yesterday. (10/02/2013)