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

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

A Star Tribune analysis shows the Vikings do unexpectedly lose a significant number of postseason games, but aren't necessarily the worst.
Minnesota's weather in 2017 was warm, but not too warm
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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.
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.
Three things the latest census data tells us about the Upper Midwest
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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.
How broke students are driving up poverty rates in small college towns
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How broke students are driving up poverty rates in small college towns

December 16, 2017
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau estimates how much students influence poverty rates.
Minnesota's suicide rate has been rising steadily for nearly two decades
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Minnesota's suicide rate has been rising steadily for nearly two decades

December 5, 2017
Minnesota's suicide rates have increased steadily in recent years.
These Minnesota schools with low-income students are beating the odds
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These Minnesota schools with low-income students are beating the odds

November 30, 2017
A statistical analysis reveals high-poverty schools that did better than would be expected on standardized tests.
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Why one in four Mpls. food trucks haven't been getting annual inspection

November 20, 2017
Think you have a hard time finding a specific food truck in the summertime? Try being an inspector -- in the off-season.
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Voter turnout bounces back in Mpls., St. Paul. Did ranked-choice play role?

November 17, 2017
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.