Feeling some data journalism warm fuzzies over here thanks to the fine folks at Source, who spoke with us about how we built our legislative bill tracker.
MinnPost’s interactive team and political reporters have joined forces to track the most important legislative bills during the 2013 session.
Follow legislation throughout the session, and read our reporters’ straight-forward descriptions of why these bills matter to you.
Think we’re missing a vital bill? Let us know: data [at] minnpost . com.
We launched a new interactive project today! Go get your Budget 101: A graphic primer to Dayton’s budget proposal
Interactive election results from around the country
As Dan Sinker put it so eloquently this morning, “Election season is the Super Bowl for news-application teams.”
MinnPost news coder extraordinaire Alan Palazzolo put together a round-up of interactive election results apps by newsrooms from across the country.
And be sure to checkout MinnPost’s own app, where we will be displaying live Minnesota election results starting at 8 PM Central.
What awesome election apps have you found?
We just launched our election app all about the Minnesota Legislature.
Use the tool to explore a number of scenarios, get detailed information about each Senate and House race, or build your own election results.
Mapping the Twin Cities’ most dangerous intersections
Using five-year data from MnDOT, MinnPost mapped the intersections deemed to be the Twin Cities’ most dangerous. The ranking includes fatalities, injuries and accident rates.
Click the image to explore the interactive map, or read more in Marlys’s story: Where are Minnesota’s most crash-prone intersections?
We’ve mapped the donations in each ZIP code in the state. The results show an interesting picture of the community clusters in Minnesota.
Minnesota has a sordid history of amending the state constitution. Check out the full list — including the 1914 attempt to tax dog owners and give the money to owners of animals attacked by dogs.