Interactive Data Journalist | Metro

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 popular is your first name (or any other) in Minnesota?

Track the popularity of any first name in Minnesota over the past century.


Catalytic converter thefts soaring in Twin Cities suburbs

The Twin Cities metro area is the riskiest place in the country for such thefts, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.


Six takeaways from Minnesota's new redistricting maps

Last week's release of new congressional and legislative maps has shifted Minnesota's electoral landscape.


Maps show how redistricting reshapes Minnesota's political borders

Every legislative seat is up for re-election in a redistricting year, meaning control of state government is at stake in the fall election.


Here is where carjackings happened in St. Paul in 2021

There were roughly 100 carjacking incidents in the capital city last year.


Store owners wary, weary as robberies climb in Minneapolis

Some stores have been hit several times, making workers quit and scaring away customers.


A breakdown of 2021 carjackings in Minneapolis by neighborhood

Carjackings swept across Minneapolis last year, mostly concentrated in areas around Midtown and Uptown.


Mpls. closes in on homicide milestone at end of violent year

As 2021 comes to a close, shootings are up by every metric, and the city nears the homicide record set in 1995.


Arrests for most violent and property crimes drop in Mpls.

Homicide arrests are up significantly, by contrast, in a sign Minneapolis police are focusing their resources.


For 19% of Mpls. voters, Frey was the only mayoral choice ranked

New data released after votes were certified offers a deeper look at how voters ranked the mayoral candidates - and why a campaign urging people not to rank the incumbent mayor ultimately lost.