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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 startribune.com. Aimee has a deep affinity for all things Minnesota.


Maple Grove graduate makes the finals of Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Taylor Sieve, 19, wowed the judges on Monday night, cementing her spot in the final four.


Every state's favorite emoji revealed — and Minnesota's is sorta passive-aggressive

Are Minnesotans drawn to the emoji because it implies humor, or because it can be used as a form of flirtation?


5-foot boa constrictor on the loose in Princeton, Minn.

Due to cooler temperatures outside, the snake may not be doing well.


Back-to-school shopping: nostalgic or nightmare?

How one mom's effort to simplify her daughter's back-to-school shopping turned into a lesson for both.


Minnesotan born at 1954 State Fair, now dying of cancer, goes 'one last time'

With a birth certificate to prove it, Ed Mosiman is something of a State Fair legend.


Minnesota driver's dilemma: To honk or not to honk?

When you're Minnesota Nice, honking comes with internal conflict.


19 years after MOA marriage, wife and terminally ill husband will renew vows

A couple who got married at Mall of America after knowing each other for just five minutes are saying 'I do' again, this time amid a terminal cancer diagnosis.


Al Roker of NBC's 'Today Show' to broadcast live from Minnesota State Fair

The TV personality is promoting his Minnesota appearance in a Facebook video wearing Vikings purple.


Eugene 'Gene' Kruckeberg, maker of Hope Butter, dies at 78

The head butter maker for one of the last independently owned creameries in the state died July 25.


Minnesota girl competes for $1M tonight on NBC's 'World of Dance' finale

Eva Igo, 14, is one of three dancers still standing in the TV competition — and will learn her fate tonight.