Erica Pearson | Star Tribune
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Erica Pearson covers features for the Star Tribune, with mini-beat on women’s issues. Before joining the Star Tribune, she spent more than a decade at the New York Daily News, where she was an assistant city desk editor.

A Wisconsin native, Pearson has covered everything from immigration to cops and courts to lifestyle news.

How do you Aufguss?

Aufguss basics What it is: A German sauna wellness ritual, with essential oils and a “sauna meister” guiding the experience and tending the heat. Where…

Twin Cities saunagoers heat up in intense German 'aufguss' wellness ritual

This sauna experience combines high heat (like a Finnish sauna) with lots of steam (like a Russian banya), with some aromatherapy mixed in.

Website's hygge tally ranks the Twin Cities third in coziness

Website's hygge tally ranks the Twin Cities third in the nation. How can that be?

Cannabis for Christmas? In Minnesota, CBD products are hot this holiday

CBD, a cannabis compound, is in everything from gumdrops to bath bombs.

Add these five toys from Minnesota makers to your holiday list

From plush dolls to craft kits, give the gift of a locally-made toy this year.

Review: "All the Lives We Never Lived," by Anuradha Roy

FICTION: A man looks back on his childhood, trying to understand why his mother fled the family.

More designers challenge 'pocket inequality' in women's clothing

Tired of decorative rather than practical clothing, more women are demanding deep and plentiful pockets.

Macalester professor's new book puts #MeToo into context for kids

Duchess Harris' books address complicated and often overlooked issues.

The dining room is the new battleground for Minnesotans with opposing political views

Family members are more likely than neighbors or co-workers to be political adversaries.

Minnesota neighbors dish up dinner to bridge culture divides

Neighbors dish up dinner to spur conversations, in hopes of bridging race, class and cultural divides.