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Minnesota youth could affect key November elections — if they turn out
Minnesota ranks high on a 2018 ranking of states where young voters' participation could have the greatest significance, despite traditionally low youth turnout.
Minneapolis police shootings since 2000: A deeper look at who and where
Do areas with more crime see more fatal police encounters? Not necessarily.
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.
Minnesota on track for a record number of tornadoes this decade
More than 400 tornadoes have been recorded since 2010, including one that hit north Minneapolis seven years ago this week.
Google tracked a year of my life in downtown Minneapolis
It was an eye-opening experience examining the mass of data Google had collected.
See which Minnesota hospitals had medical mistakes last year
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
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?
Minnesota's flu season is worse than expected, and it's not done yet
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
Black motorists also were almost three times as likely to be frisked or searched.
Minnesota's weather in 2017 was warm, but not too warm
Minnesota's warmth was notable for how long it lasted rather than how hot it was.
Super Bowl LII
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.
Can you guess how Minnesota's population has changed over time?
Try your hand as demographer and draw where you think the trend lines go.
December 16, 2017
How broke students are driving up poverty rates in small college towns
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau estimates how much students influence poverty rates.
December 15, 2017
Three things the latest census data tells us about the Upper Midwest
U.S. Census Bureau data released last week sheds light on demographics and economics of counties and other small areas.
December 5, 2017
Minnesota's suicide rate has been rising steadily for nearly two decades
Minnesota's suicide rates have increased steadily in recent years.
November 30, 2017
These Minnesota schools with low-income students are beating the odds
A statistical analysis reveals high-poverty schools that did better than would be expected on standardized tests.
November 20, 2017
Why one in four Mpls. food trucks haven't been getting annual inspection
Think you have a hard time finding a specific food truck in the summertime? Try being an inspector -- in the off-season.
November 17, 2017
Voter turnout bounces back in Mpls., St. Paul. Did ranked-choice play role?
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.
November 10, 2017
Big changes coming in the needs of Minnesota's veterans
In decades to come, the VA will be helping more women -- and more veterans with chronic conditions.
October 28, 2017
Employers, once poised for big changes, settle for benefit tweaks
Open enrollment won't feature the big changes that could have come with the repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act.
State + Local
October 24, 2017
St. Paul mayoral candidates draw cash from donors outside the city
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.
October 19, 2017
Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed
Regional parks are no longer acquiring land as aggressively, but the Twin Cities has now passed 200,000 acres of park and recreation land.
October 18, 2017
Twin Cities' gravel needs grow, but there's less of it every day
The region is increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.
October 18, 2017
From parks and farms to housing, see how Twin Cities land has changed
Met Council data illustrates how the region has evolved after the recession. Find where you live, and see before-and-after satellite views.
October 17, 2017
Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land
More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro.
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A deeper look at Minneapolis crime rates
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Brooks: Why don't sex assault victims report the crime? Just read their stories
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Minneapolis activist wants us to say 'no thanks' to plastic straws
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