Tom Crann Feature Archive

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)
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)