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The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about the upcoming race for governor in Minnesota…
The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about the recent federal tax law signed by…
The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about workplace sexual harassment and the fallout of…
The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about Al Franken's resignation from the Senate amid…
The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and…
To mark President Donald Trump's first year in office, the Star Tribune polled Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions…
Minnesota's warmth was notable for how long it lasted rather than how hot it was.
A Star Tribune analysis shows the Vikings do unexpectedly lose a significant number of postseason games, but aren't necessarily the worst.
Try your hand as demographer and draw where you think the trend lines go.
Minnesota's suicide rates have increased steadily in recent years.
This year's increases have broken the free fall in Twin Cities voter turnout in municipal elections, which crashed about 20 points between 1993 and 2009.
Star Tribune analysis shows which candidates are favored in different St. Paul neighborhoods and what communities outside St. Paul — and outside Minnesota — are financially fueling the race.
This shift toward digital devices makes the turn of the 21st century — back when only half of households had internet access and smartphones didn't exist yet — look dramatically different from today's ultra-connected world.
While about 80 percent of Minnesotans have home high-speed internet access, there are still disparities among demographic groups.
Search Minnesota school districts to see trends on enrollment and school choice since 2000.
Since 2002, Enbridge's pipelines in Minnesota have sprung 60 leaks, although spills in recent years have involved considerably less oil, a review shows.
Use the database to track your school's proficiency in math and reading.
More than 200 major bodies of water in Minnesota have tested positive for the presence of zebra mussels so far. Use the search tool to see which lakes and rivers have been affected.
Do areas with more crime see more fatal police encounters? Not necessarily.
More than 160 people have died in forceful encounters with law enforcement in Minnesota since 2000.
Regions like Minnesota's western edge have seen much faster growth in average personal income and other economic metrics than the Twin Cities.
Some of the best-selling prescription drugs have seen huge price spikes in recent years. Use the lookup tool to reveal how costs for some of…
As Minnesota and the rest of the country look ahead to off-year political races and midterm elections, the recent presidential contest's aftermath is still revealing new data about who voted – and who didn't.
The Twin Cities has changed dramatically since the founding of the Met Council 50 years ago.
More than 20 percent of Twin Cities mortgaged homeowners don't have enough equity to cover the cost of selling and moving up, stifling house listings.
Looking for some fresh produce or other homegrown offerings? Check out our interactive map for more than 70 farmers markets in the Twin Cities.
The most recent Star Tribune poll, conducted between April 24 and 26, asked registered Minnesota voters about distracted driving. Here's what they said: table…
The most recent Star Tribune poll, conducted between April 24 and 26, asked registered Minnesota voters if they approve or disapprove of Gov. Mark Dayton's…
The most recent Star Tribune Poll, conducted April 24 to April 26, asked registered Minnesota voters several questions about their healthcare and debates surrounding the…
The most recent Star Tribune Poll, conducted April 24 to April 26, asked registered Minnesota voters several questions about President Trump's foreign policy proposals and…
To mark President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, the Star Tribune polled registered Minnesota voters between April 24 and April 26. Highlights from…
The most recent Star Tribune poll, conducted between April 24 and 26, asked registered Minnesota voters if they approve or disapprove of the job performances…
A map created by university researchers reveals the Twin Cities to be the center of its own universe of commuters.
Are you living in a hot housing market? To find out, the Star Tribune’s housing market index combines four key housing metrics for cities with…
While Minnesota saw a slight downturn in voter turnout since 2012, it still led the pack nationally in 2016.
Minnesota's hospitals have publicly reported adverse events since 2005. This database allows you to look up adverse events by hospital, year or error type.
Find out what your lawmakers in the Minnesota House and Senate were reimbursed for job-related expenses in 2016.
Campaign finance data show where Minnesota candidates and outside interest groups are raised and spent the most money.
A growing number of suburban residents are turning to city-specific Facebook groups to share events, post concerns and get engaged in civic and political life.…
Minnesotans weren't able to use one of their favorite phrases – "We could use some rain!" – in 2016. The Twin Cities broke the record for annual rainfall – with 40.3 inches.
After crushing victories in 2006 and 2008, the House DFL has suffered defeats the past two election cycles, leaving them with just 57 members, to…
More than 140 people have died in forceful encounters with law enforcement in Minnesota since 2000.
See the major trends and takeaways from America's historic and odds-defying night in Minnesota and nationwide.
As results come in from around the U.S. and Minnesota, see how people are voting by county, district and precinct for major races.
A new analysis of absentee voter data, obtained Monday just a few hours before the close of early voting, shows that young people have started…
See how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have fared in every major survey of Minnesota voters since the beginning of the campaign in our presidential poll tracker.
We examine the political leanings and demographic profiles for each of Minnesota's congressional districts.
One index shows the state still leans Democratic -- but that margin is getting smaller.
Explore the current and historical balance of power in the Senate, this fall's most important races and profiles for every district.
Minnesota is known for its high voter turnout, but a look at the data over time shows the number is sinking.
Explore the current and historical balance of power in the House, this fall's most important races and profiles for every district.
Why are some areas chock full of Pokéstops and others are Pikachu dead zones? We take a look at a sample of the data to help you avoid boring locations.
From 2002 until his death July 6th, Philando Castile was stopped by police 49 times, resulting in 82 citations and more than $7,000 in fines.…
We've charted nearly 40 don't-miss Twin Ports dining options, from old (the 102-year-old Pickwick Restaurant & Bar) to new (the just-opened Northern Waters) and everything in between. Discover them by location, or by eight easy-to-search categories.
The most common reason cited was faith that the defendant could be rehabilitated, analysis shows.
A look at the legacy left by Prince.
There are still pockets of Minneapolis where 25 percent of households don't have any Internet connections at home -- not through smartphones, Wi-fi, home computers or anything.
Minnesota subverted national trends by delivering wins for Sanders and Rubio on Super Tuesday.
The city of Minneapolis issued about 2,700 permits to demolish buildings between 2002 and 2015, and about 38 percent of those properties have had new structures built on them since then, according to a Star Tribune analysis of the city's wrecking and new construction permit data.
Explore some of Minnesota's divides through a series of state maps and county-level breakdowns.
Elementary-level charter schools in the Twin Cities are more racially segregated than their counterparts in the St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburban school districts, according to a Star Tribune analysis of enrollment data going back to 1980-81.
Minneapolis and St. Paul public elementary schools have returned to levels of segregation not seen since the early 1980s, while suburban schools are more diverse than ever before.
This is not the highly publicized, illicit trafficking in such goods as ivory and rhino horns. Millions of vulnerable wildlife specimens are legally admitted through U.S. customs each year.
Brad Rixmann's rise to dominance in the payday lending industry has coincided with his and his family's growing political spending.
Football conferences are out and 18 districts are in to handle regular-season scheduling of games in Minnesota. Find which schools went where.
The Green Line may only be a year old, but it's already seeing greater ridership than its Blue Line cousin in 2015.
Workers in metro county sheriff's departments top the list of county employees earning the most overtime as a percent of their total earnings.
Total payments in 2014 to doctors licensed to practice in Minnesota, summarized by the drug or medical device company making the payment, the form of payment (cash/cash equivalent or in-kind) and the nature of the payment (i.e. consulting, travel, speaking, research). Note: Some doctors may be listed at more than one address. This is a sub-set of Open Payments data released this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Click the doctor's last name to reveal further details. To search for doctors in other states, visit openpayments.cms.gov
Everyone is talking about pot these days, thanks to new laws in a handful of states and a shift in public opinion in favor of legalizing the drug. The U.S. Justice Department has announced policy changes to relax enforcement in states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana and to assure banks that they will not be punished for offering financial services to legitimate marijuana-related businesses. Earlier this year, a bill was introduced in Congress to end the federal prohibition. Despite these changes nationally and Minnesota's reputation as a liberal state, Minnesotans have been slower to embrace cannabis -- even while enrollment in the state's new medical marijuana program opens in July. In these slides, we use data to explore the relationship between the people, the state and the leafy green plant.
Which Minnesota counties have had confirmed cases of bird flu? This newly updated interactive map tracks which poultry farms have been hit by avian influenza (HPAI).
Population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show steady growth across cities in the metro area since 2010, particularly the core cities. Percentage change in population between 2010 and 2014.
More than half of the nearly 1,400 drug suspects arrested in North Minneapolis last year came from outside the area, with many coming from the upscale western suburbs to score heroin or methamphetamine, according to a Star Tribune analysis of police department statistics. Read the story here.
GOV. MARK DAYTON: A majority of Minnesotans approve of the job Mark Dayton is doing as governor, but they are mixed on how he handled a public dispute with a fellow DFL leader.
STATE BUDGET SURPLUS: Minnesotans are split on whether most of the $1.9 billion projected surplus should be refunded, spent or saved. But if it is refunded, a majority say it should be returned proportionally, based on how much income tax a person paid.
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