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Michael Corey

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Michael Corey is a news developer for the Star Tribune. He specializes in data journalism, and his reporting has focused on mapping, science, remote sensing, history, data on the radio, police use of force, the U.S.-Mexico border wall and sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

A Wisconsin native, Michael's past lives included work for Reveal and The Des Moines Register. He is a graduate of Drake University.
Recent content from Michael Corey
Monica Rojas gets directions from a poll worker on her way to casting her ballot at Sabathani Community Center during municipal elections Tuesday, Nov

Opposition to policing amendment spanned north and south Minneapolis

Through impassioned debates in the nearly 18 months since George Floyd's killing by police, one question was frequently asked: Who would decide the future of policing in Minneapolis? Black residents disproportionately impacted by crime and police use of force, or white voters who often dominate local election turnout?
Precinct-by-precinct look at how Minneapolis voted down police charter question

Precinct-by-precinct look at how Minneapolis voted down police charter question

While other younger, more diverse areas showed stronger support for the failed amendment, precincts on the North Side had narrower results.
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, a police officer holds a box of Narcan, a drug used to treat opioid overdoses, that the department

Pandemic, homelessness brought record overdose calls in Minneapolis

Opium epidemic is spreading to more places in Minneapolis.
The suburb of Prior Lake features large homes abutting golf courses and lakes. Photo by Mark Vancleave.

How Twin Cities housing rules keep the metro segregated

Decades of zoning policies that prioritize single-family homes have perpetuated more racially explicit discrimination.
Archive: Tracking coronavirus in Minnesota

Archive: Tracking coronavirus in Minnesota

Dec. 17 update of Star Tribune zip code COVID map

Where are the COVID-19 cases in Minnesota? Here's a look by ZIP code

The Minnesota Department of Health releases weekly data on COVID-19 cases by ZIP code each Thursday. See where new cases are appearing in the state, and which areas have been hardest hit over the pandemic.
FILE - In this April 26, 2021, file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas. D

Can we tell if the vaccines are working in Minnesota?

Short answer: Yes! Longer answer: It's exceptionally complicated.

A COVID turnaround in Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside

Through aggressive testing and stringent measures to curb the disease, the city has consistently lower rates of infection and deaths.
Bidding wars were the norm and prices rose to record highs, forcing buyers to several far-flung suburbs.

What were the hottest housing markets in the Twin Cities metro area?

With mortgage rates falling to record lows and a pandemic upending how and where people want to live, sales exceeded new listings throughout much of the metro. Find out how your community fared in our searchable Hot Housing Index for 2020.

Wait, so where in Minnesota did Kanye get all his votes?

Mr. Kardashian pulled in more than 7,000 votes from around our fair state.

An election like no other: Tracking Minnesota's early voting

With nearly 2 million absentee votes already accepted, Minnesotans are trending well ahead of previous election early voting.

Minnesota election results 2020: Presidential race by precinct

Minnesota election results 2020: Courts and local races

Minnesota election results 2020

What would it take for Trump to win Minnesota over Biden?

What would it take for Trump to win Minnesota over Biden?

Geography is just one of many variables in a presidential race — but it's a big one. Where voters turn out could determine whether President Donald Trump becomes the first Republican presidential candidate to win Minnesota in nearly half a century.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's daughter Isra Hirsi campaigned for her mother at the corner of Broadway Street and Central Avenue NE in Minneapolis.

See which neighborhoods carried Ilhan Omar to victory in DFL primary

She pulled in strong support from most precincts in Minneapolis, but newcomer Antone Melton-Meaux managed to earn more than 60,000 votes in the race.
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People of color hit harder by COVID-19 in Twin Cities, data confirm

Black and Hispanic Minnesotans are far more likely to be infected than white Minnesotans, state data show.

Find which Minnesota companies received money from Paycheck Protection Program

Nearly 14,000 employers in Minnesota hauled in at least $150,000 from the federal program.
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Officials back off after first blaming outsiders, extremists for Twin Cities violence

360 deaths or 22,000? Why Minnesota's COVID-19 models are so different

How can scientists looking at the same data come up with such different estimates? And who's right?

How Minnesota voted in the 2020 Democratic primary, precinct by precinct

Explore a detailed map of each precinct's result showing where Joe Biden bested his rivals across Minnesota.