Rachel Hutton | Star Tribune
Reporter | Features

Rachel Hutton is a general assignment reporter in features for the Star Tribune. 

Hutton was previously the editor of Minnesota Monthly and Midwest Home magazines and City Pages' food critic. She has written frequently about restaurants, travel, and design and enjoys profiling interesting people. A Minnesota native, Hutton returned home after stints in the Bay Area and New York City and has traveled the state extensively, from the Spring Grove Soda factory near the Iowa border to the Northwest Angle, which pokes into the Canadian one. She has a degree in product design from Stanford and co-edited an essay collection about life "before the mortgage" prior to settling in the Twin Cities.


Twin Cities crafters reflect climate change with 'temperature' blankets and scarves

Local knitters' multicolored handiworks turn weather stats into art and a gentle form of activism.


With these sweet names, Minnesota couple are 'Hershey PR team's dream come true'

For Minnesotans Jenny Ries and Craig Hirschey, first comes love, then comes a combo candy bar.


Celebrated Minnesota architect James Dayton dies unexpectedly at 53

Frank Gehry protégé designed the MacPhail Center for Music.


Minnesota's best-known bounty hunter captures state's most wanted

Using social media, an aspiring reality TV star is bringing his controversial profession into the digital age.


Bail industry faces pressure to change

Opponents of bail argue that it creates a two-tiered justice system.


Terrified for your kids after Jayme Closs kidnapping? Here's how to react

Parents' natural response to abductions is to rein kids in. Experts say that's the wrong thing to do.


How Pamela Park became the epicenter of east Edina's teardown trend

The neighborhood's original housing stock, largely modest Cape Cods and ramblers, hadn't been significantly improved since the homes were built in the 1940s and 1950s.


How to survive a Minnesota holiday staycation with kids

Creating a family-friendly, generation-connecting, screen-free game plan for the days off.


KARE 11 anchor Randy Shaver tackles cancer again

Twenty years ago, sports reporter Randy Shaver took on cancer and won. He's since become an anchor, taught his son the ropes — and is fighting his cruelest opponent once again.


How Dot's Pretzels became the Midwest's new food phenom

From two-sheet-pan operation to the Target shelves: A retiree's snacktastic success story outlasts the oil boom.