MaryJo Webster | Star Tribune
Data Editor

MaryJo Webster joined the Star Tribune in April 2015. She has had stints as a data journalist as USA Today, Digital First Media, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Center for Public Integrity, and Investigative Reporters and Editors. Early in her career, she also worked as a reporter and editor at papers in New Ulm, Minn., and Oshkosh, Wis.


Most popular baby names in 2017: How popular is yours?

Type in your name and see how popular it was in Minnesota last year -- and in all the years going back to 1910.


Pawlenty laps GOP field with $1M in 3 weeks of fundraising

Tim Pawlenty has the money and name recognition to skip an unpredictable GOP endorsement convention and head straight to the primary.


Minn. cities, counties paid $60.8M in police misconduct claims in decade

From 2007 to 2017, Minnesota jurisdictions made at least 933 payouts for alleged misconduct. And they're on the rise.


Open-enrollment winner Mahtomedi struggling to grow out of funding crunch

While interest in the east metro district is high, there are limits to how much it can grow.


High school graduation rates hit record high in Minnesota

In Minneapolis, the overall graduation rate dipped by one percentage point; St. Paul graduation rates inched up one point. A wide gap between white students and students of color persists.


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?


Hottest Twin Cities housing market still is Richfield

In-demand communities have affordable homes along commuter routes. Low-key Little Canada and Brooklyn Center posted the biggest gains in the index compiled by the Star Tribune.


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.


In the money chase, DFL candidates for governor beating Republicans

Large imbalance in money raised last year has some in the GOP worried.


Tracking fundraising in Minnesota's gubernatorial race

As of the most recent filing, the DFL's gubernatorial candidates are out-raising the GOP.