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.


Change these habits for a better night's rest

Making a few simple changes in your routine can have a profound effect on how you sleep.


How to get on a healthy sleep schedule with our 30 Day Sleep Challenge

You can use information from your sleep diary to help pinpoint adjustments to try in the weeks ahead.


Want to sleep better? Join our 30-day Sleep Challenge. Here's how.

Better mood, sharper thinking, improved cardiovascular health: Turns out, getting more sleep can have a profound impact on your quality of life.


How keeping a sleep diary could be the key to better health

Our 30-day Sleep Challenge begins with understanding that sleep is essential to our health.


Instead of downsizing, Twin Cities baby boomers remodel homes for long haul

Downsizing is still happening, but later, studies suggest.


Bored with your decor? Popular furniture rental options coming soon to Twin Cities

Furniture and home goods subscription services aim to give millennials flexibility and sustainability.


Helen McNulty, University of Minnesota Spanish teacher and international consultant, dies at 97

She took all five kids and her husband on study-abroad adventures while she worked as an adviser to the Student Project for Amity Among Nations program.


These Minnesota women will never say 'dye' again

An online movement to embrace gray hair is helping inspire many women to ditch the hair dye.


Twin Cities mom and radio host builds podcast network 'that talks to grown women'

Matriarch Digital Media's stable of shows aim to offer a place women can go to be "understood, encouraged and uplifted."


Author tackles Gen X women's midlife crisis: 'You're not imagining it, and it's not just you'

NONFICTION: Journalist Ada Calhoun plumbs the question of what's keeping women up at night.