8 charts that show changes in Minnesota's gun culture

8 charts that show changes in Minnesota's gun culture

Seventeen years of firearm background check data illustrates a move toward handguns, while numbers on rifles and shotguns hold steady.
'It could have been worse': Minnesota's weather in 2016 was, in a word, wet
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'It could have been worse': Minnesota's weather in 2016 was, in a word, wet

January 6
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.
Our most popular and interesting charts, maps and interactives of 2016
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Our most popular and interesting charts, maps and interactives of 2016

December 27, 2016
We're revisiting a few of our favorite Data Drop stories from this past year, in case you missed them.
Was Obama's presidency good for Minnesota?
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Was Obama's presidency good for Minnesota?

January 19
We look at how Minnesota has changed during the Obama years, from economic indicators to gay marriage to professional sports teams' success.
Work-related deaths in Minnesota were up in 2015
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Work-related deaths in Minnesota were up in 2015

December 20, 2016
Newly-released data showed an increase in women dying on the job and in farm-related deaths.
What the flows at metro wastewater plants reveal about our bodily habits
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What the flows at metro wastewater plants reveal about our bodily habits

December 19, 2016
Wastewater entering the treatment plant in St. Paul illustrates facets of life in the Twin Cities, including when we flush and what we send their way.
How common is your last name? Type it in here
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How common is your last name? Type it in here

December 16, 2016
New U.S. Census Bureau data on frequency of surnames shows the changing racial makeup of the nation.
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Educated urbanites, aging rural residents are focus of new census report

December 9, 2016
New American Community Survey data offer a new, detailed look at demographic trends throughout the state.
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Talking turkey: Minnesota is the land of 44 million

November 21, 2016
Minnesota is the nation's leading turkey producer, accounting for 18 percent of all turkeys raised in the U.S.