Erica Pearson | Star Tribune
Reporter | Features

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.

Couldn't volunteer for the Final Four? Doors Open Minneapolis needs you

Greeters will get a "front-of-the-line" pass during civic fest.

Thrifting 101 with the Twin Cities' best 'treasure' hunters

A Marie Kondo-inspired increase in donated goods has "thrifters" teaching others the resale ropes.

Review: 'Women's Work: A Reckoning With Work and Home,' by Megan K. Stack

NONFICTION: A journalist explores the implications of hiring someone to help care for her kids so she can continue to work.

You can use tech to track your baby's every movement and milestone — but should you?

Apps and wearables track naps, sunlight exposure and much more. Some parents find the data reassuring, but pediatricians and privacy experts are raising concerns.

5 things to know about Candytopia, a sugary wonderland at Mall of America

A new pop-up installation at MOA is Instagram-worthy, but it isn't exactly cheap.

More than 170 crashes reported as winter storm wreaked havoc Saturday

A winter storm warning was in effect until 1 p.m. Sunday for much of central, southern and western Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.

Second annual FeMNist Day aims to give women economic empowerment

FeMNist Day aims to boost economic empowerment for women and nonbinary folks.

Manuel Melendez Jr., amateur boxer devoted to Frogtown, dies at 82

“Dynamite comes in small packages,” Manuel Melendez Jr. liked to tell his kids. That’s what the 5-foot-6 amateur boxer, printer and community activist would say…

What giving up added sugar gave us

28 days, 3,000 participants, no added sugar: Here are some lessons from the Star Tribune's 28-Day Sugar-Free Challenge.

Thousands tackled our sugar-free challenge – and no one came out a loser

Here's how to move forward — and feel good about it — after the 28-Day Sugar-Free Challenge.