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Tom Nehil is the Star Tribune’s newsroom developer, using code to help find and tell stories. 

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


What's passed and what's yet to come at the 2024 Minnesota Legislature

From cannabis to sports betting, we track the major bills at the State Capitol this session.


See how much snow has — or hasn't — fallen this winter in Minnesota

Track this season's snowfall trends and compare to past winters in your city.


Minnesota's 2024 political dates to watch

There are many critical dates to remember in the lead-up to the presidential election in November.


Where does your city rank in the Star Tribune Hot Housing Index?

With mortgage rates higher than in previous years, move-up buyers drove sales in the Twin Cities in 2023.


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.