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, she has covered everything from immigration to cops and courts to lifestyle news.

Summer camps capture 'Hamilton' mania for Minnesota kids

The hit musical "Hamilton" has lots of young fans. Popular day camps are giving Minnesota kids a chance to sing and dance along.

Twin Cities radio host aims to 'redefine' how we think about skin color and beauty

Somali-American public health advocate promotes appreciation of dark skin.

Minnesota girls find out what it's like to be the first to join boys in Cub Scouts

The first Minnesota girls to join Cub Scouts are going to campouts and pack meetings as a 108-year-old organization bets on change.

For Minnesota's 'batch cooking boss,' food can be medicine that actually tastes good

Minneapolis foodie Stephanie A. Meyer has found a following serving up paleo-friendly menus.

8 hacks to get your kids ready for school in the morning

Parents share their tips to get kids moving in the morning and back on schedule.

State Fair Mounted Patrol is part petting zoo, part crowd control

Members bring their own horses and put in 13-hour days during the fair's run.

From 'official selfie spots' to animal photobombs, fairgoers snap and share

For some, the biggest challenge is finding a fresh way to capture Minnesota's "photogenic" get-together.

New kids' playground in Minneapolis boasts power tools, saws, old rusty Honda

At this "adventure playground," some parents see danger. Kids just see fun.

KSTP radio axes Soucheray, Reusse after 35 years on the air

Reusse, who writes a sports column for the Star Tribune, shared the news via Twitter on Friday. Soucheray is a Pioneer Press columnist.

Macramé makes comeback in Minnesota: 'It's meditative and very creative'

The craft that once filled homes with owls and plant hangers has a modern twist.