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.

More pooped-out parents are paying for coaching

Help wanted in managing life's day-to-day struggles.

Bullet journals go mainstream as more people strive for an 'intentional life'

Once a cult craze, bullet journaling is now a global phenomenon as people use creative planning to deal with anxiety, attention disorders and organizational challenges.

Loving (almost) every minute: How to be a happier parent

Here's one author's plan for loving (almost) every minute.

Local women sound off on future of #MeToo: 'Get past Minnesota Nice'

One year after the #MeToo era began, Minnesota women are still making their voices heard.

Move over, chalkboards – old-school felt letter boards are suddenly everywhere

Felt letter boards are replacing chalkboards to mark milestones and add ever-changing inspirational quotes to your Instagram photos.

Tettegouche cabins on North Shore are secluded, historic and only reachable on foot

The whole family will enjoy these rustic cabins — but first you have to earn it.

5,000 carved Halloween pumpkins light up Minnesota Zoo for first time

The gourds will be glimmering from within by LED lights every night through Halloween as part of the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.

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.