Jeff Hargarten | Star Tribune
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.


How Minnesota's battleground districts shifted in the 2018 midterm

Minnesota's urban/rural political divide deepened in this year's midterm election.


How Minnesota voted for governor, neighborhood by neighborhood

See how Minnesota voted for governor, neighborhood by neighborhood, by exploring this highly detailed map of precinct results across the state.


600,000 Minnesotans have already voted. Here's what we're watching.

On the eve of Election Day, more than half a million Minnesotans have already turned in a ballot - including many young people who didn't vote in 2016.


Three reasons for Democrats (and Republicans) to be optimistic on Election Day

Some key voting trends and polling data suggest advantages for Democrats in Minnesota on Election Day. But Republicans have reason to be hopeful as well.


Three reasons for Republicans (and Democrats) to be optimistic on Election Day

Some key voting trends and demographic factors could prove advantageous to Republicans on Election Day. But Democrats have reason to be hopeful as well.


What to watch for in Minnesota's legislative races this year

Which party controls the Minnesota House of Representatives this midterm may hinge on several districts in the Twin Cities suburbs and greater Minnesota.


Why you're hearing so much about Minnesota's congressional races this fall

With four of its eight congressional races rated as tossups, Minnesota is poised to have an outsized impact in determining control of Congress.


A deeper look at Minneapolis crime rates

Data show an overall decrease in Minneapolis crime, but also reveal recent upticks in rates for various violent crimes.


Explore detailed precinct maps of Minnesota's biggest primary races

Precinct-level maps show in greater detail how Minnesota voted in this year's primaries.


5 takeaways from 2018 Minnesota primary precinct-by-precinct race maps

In the governor's race, DFLer Tim Walz dominated the southern half of the state and Jeff Johnson of the GOP did well in exurban areas.