Tom Crann Feature Archive

Author Rae Katherine Eighmey explains how learning about Abe Lincoln's favorite dishes humanizes a legendary president. (02/12/2014)
Ski jumping in Minnesota can trace its history back to 1883, when Norwegian brothers Torjus and Mikkel Hemmestvedt brought the sport to the bluffs of southern Minnesota. It then spread to the hills of western Wisconsin, the North Shore and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (02/11/2014)
New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association call for women to monitor their risk for stroke more carefully than men. (02/11/2014)
Wendy Williams, who has played second flute for the Minnesota Orchestra since 1992, is preparing to play tonight's first concert since the 16-month lockout ended in January. "It's bittersweet, complicated," she said, "but I'm thrilled to be back here." (02/07/2014)
Old strains of wheat, vigorous plants that don't require petrochemicals, are making a comeback, especially the one that made the upper Midwest the bread basket of the world (02/05/2014)
Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that Joan Mondale was "as fervent and as effective a champion for the arts as anyone I have ever known." (02/04/2014)
Have you every driven up I-35W in south Minneapolis on a winter evening and seen what, at first glance, looks like a dark cloud overhead? It could actually be a murder of crows flying home to their roosts near downtown Minneapolis. (02/04/2014)
Minnesota got a brief shout-out in the State of the Union speech last night when President Obama pointed to the founder of Punch Pizza for the company's minimum wage practices. But Dr. John Noseworthy, President and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, was also at the address. (01/29/2014)
It's cold and money might be tight. Still, you can take your family on a global culinary adventure that won't break the bank. (01/29/2014)
Cross country skier Jessie Diggins has won three Minnesota state championships, five U.S. championships and last year won gold in the world championships. She's in the Italian Alps right now preparing to compete in the Sochi Winter Olympics. (01/28/2014)
Agents, car salesmen and lawyers all have to be good negotiators. But what about your doctor? Do you ever find yourself negotiating with him or her? (01/28/2014)
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)