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.


Summer might be canceled, but Minnesotans are distancing less

Minnesotans are out and about this summer after COVID-19 lockdowns have eased, but daily life remains altered in some ways.


Following historic unrest, police data show a quieter Minneapolis

Police reports spiked, then dipped surrounding the unrest triggered by George Floyd's death.


Stark racial disparities remain as Mpls. police use-of-force rate rises

After a decade of falling, the share of Minneapolis police incidents involving some form of force has increased in the past three years.


How Minnesotans are lightening up on social distancing

Typical Minnesota life ground to a halt when Gov. Tim Walz announced a shelter-in-place order in late March. But as summer approaches, fewer are staying home as often.


COVID-19 isolation hits harder for 300,000 Minnesotans who don't have internet

Minnesota's gaps in access to basic technology may leave vulnerable residents even further behind during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.


Three metrics that suggest who Minnesotans might vote for

Amy Klobuchar had maintained a polling lead in Minnesota's primary before she withdrew from the race, but Bernie Sanders' momentum had been narrowing the gap.


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.


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.