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Aimee Blanchette is a digital content reporter and lifestyles writer in the Star Tribune's Variety section. She began working for the Star Tribune in 2004 and has covered real estate, business, education and fashion. She helped launch, produce and anchor NewsBreak, the daily webcast on Aimee has a deep affinity for all things Minnesota.

Parents on the art of summer scheduling: 'The stress I feel keeps me up at night'

For many parents, planning their kids' summer break is a mind-boggling affair.

On 'Ellen,' Minnesota's 'Bachelorette' reveals her celebrity crush

Prior Lake's Becca Kufrin appears on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for her first sit-down interview since "The Bachelor."

To fight flu, more Minnesotans on the hunt for elusive elderberry syrup

During this brutal flu season, a growing number of people are turning to elderberry syrup as a natural remedy. But does it really work?

A Minnesotan has never won 'The Bachelor' — but that could change tonight

Will fan-favorite Becca Kufrin bring home the Neil Lane diamond engagement ring?

Eagan dog owner's clever nail-trimming hack for pup goes viral

Like most dogs, Oliver is not a fan of having his nails trimmed, so his owner devised a viral-worthy plan.

Hi-Lo Diner wants you to vote in its Girl Scout cookie competition

The contest submissions are as sweet as the cookies.

Lonely Minnesota therapy dog goes viral after nobody showed up to read to him

A Facebook post showed the dog waiting for someone, anyone to come read to him at a White Bear Lake library.

St. Paul woman's 'Mobile Menders' repairs clothes and community

The volunteer group heads to homeless shelters, and senior and low-income housing complexes with sewing machines several times a month.

This bakery's cake goes viral after people mistake it for female body part

The winner of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" called it a geode cake.

Carly Zucker's new KFAN show is station's first female-led program in a decade

Zucker's "Overtime" will explore the personal lives of pro athletes.