Data Editor

Webster has journalism degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Some high-poverty Minnesota schools are beating odds, while others struggle after pandemic

A Star Tribune analysis of test scores shows which schools statewide exceeded expectations.

Which Minnesota schools are doing better than expected? Find them here

See whether your school's math and reading scores are above what would be expected considering poverty levels.

New census data is the deepest look yet at Minnesota's racial and ethnic diversity

Community leaders and policymakers hope the new detail will help them better serve subgroups.

Minnesota household income continues to decline, putting more families in need

Recent data from the American Community Survey show 9.6% of the Minnesota population living below the federal poverty threshold, a slight increase from 2021.

Minnesota is losing more college students than it attracts, a troubling trend

Snowbirds are not the primary culprits in Minnesota's population losses. For years, it's been college students.

Is this the end of Minneapolis and St. Paul population boom?

The urban core swelled in the 2010s, but two new sets of population estimates indicate that growth in the Twin Cities is slowing down.

Minnesotans see first census count of same-sex married couples as sign of acceptance

Before the addition of the new box in 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau had a history of altering data reported by same-sex married couples.

Minnesota's high school grad rates rebounded in 2022. See your school's results

Four-year completion rate nears pre-pandemic high, plus three more takeaways and charts.

New rules created to make baseball faster and more fun add to buzz of Twins opener

When the Twins play their home opener today, much of the ballpark buzz is expected to come from the new rules created to make baseball faster and more fun.

Hennepin, Ramsey counties lose residents: 'Ripples' of pandemic

While not as dramatic as during the pandemic, more people are still moving out of the core counties.