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Alan Palazzolo

Interactive Data Journalist | Metro
Location: Minneapolis
Other languages: None

Alan Palazzolo is a newsroom developer at the Star Tribune creating interactive, visual content as well as tools used throughout the newsroom. He previously worked in similar positions at WNYC and MinnPost and was an inaugural Code for America fellow.


Palazzolo is a newsroom developer at the Star Tribune creating interactive, visual content as well as tools used throughout the newsroom. He previously worked in similar positions at WNYC and MinnPost and was an inaugural Code for America fellow. Before coming to journalism, Alan created technology for nonprofit organizations.
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Rambo Islas, 8 months, is held by his mother Maria Islas, as he gets a shot for a vaccine administered by RN, Nicole Ives at the Dallas County Health

Look up vaccination rates at more than 2,900 Minnesota schools and day cares

Hundreds of Minnesota schools and child care centers face an increased risk of measles outbreaks because not enough of their students have been vaccinated.
Emergency callers wait longer for police responses at Mpls. border

Emergency callers wait longer for police responses at Mpls. border

A Star Tribune analysis of more than 70,000 calls shows disparities in response times across the Twin Cities.
Minnesota's forest north of Park Rapids, a mix of aspen, birch and conifers.

Climate change could mean more prairie, less forest in Minnesota

Scientists at the U say a warming climate and shifts in precipitation threaten Minnesota's forests by altering the ability of the state's ecosystems to support tree life. According to their forecasts, Minnesotans can expect more prairie and less forest in coming decades.
This home on Lake Minnetonka was one of Minnesota's most expensive listings in 2018 at $15.795 million.

Ranking the hottest housing markets in the Twin Cities

Find out how your community fared in our searchable Hot Housing Index for 2018.
Hockey official C.J. Beaurline called a tripping penalty at a recent high school game between Centennial and Duluth East.

How high school hockey in Minnesota has changed since Jack Jablonski's injury

A Star Tribune review of high school penalty data from more than 18,000 games played throughout Minnesota over nine seasons reveals a significant drop in calls for checking from behind and boarding infractions.
2018 Minnesota midterm election results

2018 Minnesota midterm election results

Results for key state races, the legislature, Congress' balance of power and local Minnesota municipal contests.
2018 Minnesota Midterm Election Results: Local

2018 Minnesota Midterm Election Results: Local

2018 Minnesota Midterm Election Results: Legislature

2018 Minnesota Midterm Election Results: Legislature

2018 Minnesota Midterm Election Results: State

2018 Minnesota Midterm Election Results: State

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A hand casting a vote in a ballot box for an election in Minesota, USA.

Minnesota Election Guide: Where major candidates stand

With the governor's office, both U.S. senators and all eight U.S. House seats on the ballot in November, Minnesota is shaping up to be Ground Zero in this year's high-stakes midterm elections.
Walz carries cash advantage into race's final days

Walz carries cash advantage into race's final days

DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz enters the final days of the election season with a nearly two-to-one cash advantage over Republican Jeff Johnson, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed in late October.
Contested congressional races bring national focus, millions in spending

Contested congressional races bring national focus, millions in spending

No state is home to more toss-up congressional races than Minnesota. The Third District has already surpassed the $6M mark for fundraising, and the suddenly-open Fifth is heating up.
Beating the Odds: Which Minnesota schools are scoring better than expected?

Beating the Odds: Which Minnesota schools are scoring better than expected?

A Star Tribune analysis of standardized math and reading test scores can determine whether schools are doing better than their demographics would suggest. Look up whether your school made the cut.
In Senate races, Smith, Klobuchar fundraising juggernauts in full swing

In Senate races, Smith, Klobuchar fundraising juggernauts in full swing

It's rare to have two Senate seats on the ballot in a single year, but it's one of the reasons Minnesota is a state to watch come November.
Mayoral Calculus

Mayoral Calculus

In Minneapolis, the path to electoral victory was complex as candidates jostled through multiple rounds of ranked-choice vote re-allocation before it was certain Jacob Frey had enough votes to win.
Sand and gravel is scooped up by a front loader, sorted, washed and distributed by Dakota Aggregates in Rosemount.

Twin Cities' gravel needs grow, but there's less of it every day

The region is increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.
Houses are being constructed on the former Lakeview golf course in Orono, near the northern shore of Lake Minnetonka.

Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land

More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro.
CalAtlantic Homes' Harvest View and Harvest Commons developments rise on the former Schilling farm in Woodbury. The Schillings farmed the site for mor

Farms and factories fade in burgeoning metro cities

Three suburbs and two central cities led the metro area in the most acres changed to a new land use between 2010 and 2016. Here's which ones, and why.
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