Interactive Data Journalist | Metro

Jeff Hargarten is a data journalist for the Star Tribune focusing on data-driven reporting and visualization. He has covered elections, technology, criminal justice, demographics and public health.

A Minneapolis native, Hargarten graduated in 2014 from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a professional journalism degree. As a student reporter at the Star Tribune, he previously covered public health. His past experience includes work for MinnPost, Pioneer Press, News21 and Minnesota Daily.


Klobuchar tracker: Super Tuesday scramble in southern states

Klobuchar's campaign may face a challenge reaching November's Democratic debate stage.


Sanders overtakes Klobuchar in small-dollar Minnesota donations ahead of Super Tuesday

Sanders out-raised Klobuchar among Minnesotans contributing to ActBlue in January.


Minnesotans have been voting for weeks in the 2020 primary

Early voting in Minnesota's presidential primary started on Jan. 17.


How Amy Klobuchar's surge in New Hampshire might've helped Bernie, too

Some have wondered whether Klobuchar peeled votes away from Buttigieg and benefited Sanders, whose win was slimmer than in 2016.


A precinct-by-precinct look at Klobuchar's Iowa caucus performance

After months of campaigning and visiting all 99 Iowa counties, Klobuchar was mostly washed out except for some suburban and sparsely-populated areas.


How Minneapolis might reshape its school district

Minneapolis has released five proposals to shift schools and students around the district.


Minnesota sends black, Native American prisoners to solitary at higher rates than whites

The first-of-its-kind report also reflects some people are staying in isolation for long periods of time.


How Duluth's school boundaries might be reshaped


Minnesotans Googled these Democratic candidates the most in 2019

Google Trends data shows which Democratic candidates Minnesotans have been most curious about over the past year.


Minnesota's veteran suicides continue taking a steady toll

Recent state death records show a downturn in Minnesota veteran suicide rate – though 100 or more former service members still die by suicide annually throughout the state.