2017's most popular baby names: How popular is yours?

2017's most popular baby names: How popular is yours?

Whether you favor perennial favorites or trendier names, see how popular they've been in 2017 -- and in all the years going back to 1910.
May 22, 2011: Aerial photo of tornado damage in north Minneapolis.
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Minnesota on track for a record number of tornadoes this decade

May 22
More than 400 tornadoes have been recorded since 2010, including one that hit north Minneapolis seven years ago this week.
Minnesota youth could affect key November elections -- if they turn out
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Minnesota youth could affect key November elections -- if they turn out

May 2
Minnesota ranks high on a 2018 ranking of states where young voters' participation could have the greatest significance, despite traditionally low youth turnout.
Google tracked a year of my life in downtown Minneapolis
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Google tracked a year of my life in downtown Minneapolis

March 29
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.
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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.
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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.