Where can you find a map of homicides in the Twin Cities, a listing of foreclosures in your neighborhood, and the salaries of government employees? The Star Tribune’s new Infocenter offers a wealth of information at the click of a mouse.
Editor Nancy Barnes introduced the Infocenter on July 20, writing that the Strib will now make available to readers some of the “amazing collection of news and information makes its way into the newsroom in any given day, week, year — crime statistics, home sales records, public salaries, voting records, school test scores and so on. We distill the data down to a publishable form or use it to report stories, and then file it away for use on another day.”
Among the offerings are:
Minnesota’s homicides: an interactive map
regional demographic profiles from the Met Council
Minnesota’s 100 largest non-profits
Who’s financing Minnesota’s political campaigns?
home prices in the Twin Cities