Google tracked a year of my life in downtown Minneapolis

Google tracked a year of my life in downtown Minneapolis

It was an eye-opening experience examining the mass of data Google had collected.
Hospitals have switched from handwritten prescriptions to computerized order entry, but one thing hasn’t changed over the past two decades: the smal
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See which Minnesota hospitals had medical mistakes last year

February 28
Minnesota's hospitals have publicly reported preventable errors since 2005. Look up how many have happened by hospital, year or the type of error.
Find the hottest Twin Cities housing markets of 2017
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Find the hottest Twin Cities housing markets of 2017

February 26
For the second year, the Star Tribune compared home sale data in the Twin Cities to determine which cities had the hottest markets in 2017. How did your city fare?
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. The U.S. government's Friday, Feb. 9,
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Minnesota's flu season is worse than expected, and it's not done yet

February 9
However, the flu seems to be taking an even harder toll on other parts of the U.S.
Black drivers twice as likely as whites to be stopped by St. Paul police
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Black drivers twice as likely as whites to be stopped by St. Paul police

February 9
Black motorists also were almost three times as likely to be frisked or searched.
Can you guess how Minnesota's population has changed over time?
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Can you guess how Minnesota's population has changed over time?

January 4
Try your hand as demographer and draw where you think the trend lines go.
Die-hard Viking fans Heidi Clapp, Kindra Egge and Melissa Morissette were super disappointed after a shocking loss to the Atlanta Falcons in January 1
Super Bowl LII

Are the Vikings the NFL's most tragic playoff team?

January 11
A Star Tribune analysis shows the Vikings do unexpectedly lose a significant number of postseason games, but aren't necessarily the worst.
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Minnesota's weather in 2017 was warm, but not too warm

January 13
Minnesota's warmth was notable for how long it lasted rather than how hot it was.
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Three things the latest census data tells us about the Upper Midwest

December 15, 2017
U.S. Census Bureau data released last week sheds light on demographics and economics of counties and other small areas.