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Originally from Michigan, Tom spent a decade at the nonprofit news website MinnPost before joining the Star Tribune.

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.

Vikings bar finder: Updated list of where to watch games across the U.S.

With 86 verified Vikings bars in 28 states, connecting with fellow fans may be easier than you think.

Peak pickle? 10 charts show Minnesota State Fair food trends, present and past

We combed through Star Tribune records and fair documents back to 2014 to see what trends we could spot.

Election 2023: Who's running for office in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, other local races

Minnesotans will head to the polls this fall to elect city and school board leaders. We're focusing on the largest in the seven-county metro area and Duluth.

Driest spring in 5 decades leaves Minnesota farmers with withered crops

Farmers are waiting for "priceless" raindrops as the state slips deeper into drought.

What three of the Minnesota Legislature's biggest income tax changes mean for taxpayers

Use calculators to see how the changes might cause your taxes to go down — or up.

What the Minnesota Legislature passed this year, and what's still to be signed

From recreational marijuana to tax cuts, we track the major bills at the State Capitol.

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.

How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed Minnesotans' lives

The pandemic caused abrupt and unusual shifts at home, at work, shopping, traveling and more. Life isn't completely back to pre-pandemic normal — and maybe it never will be.

See where your city ranks in the Twin Cities area's hottest housing markets

Home buyers seeking more space made several outer-ring suburbs the hottest markets in 2022.