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Kim Ode has been with the Star Tribune since 1985 in a variety of jobs. She currently writes Variety features and leads the monthly Baking Central feature in Taste.

It's January in Minnesota, so just make like a bear and hibernate

Hibernating is rejuvenating, and January is cold, so hunker down.

REVIEW: 'This Could Hurt,' by Jillian Medoff

FICTION: A cast of characters pursue their aspirations against the backdrop of the bottom line.

Regretting that last martini? Here's how to ease a hangover

Did you party heartily and are paying the price? Read on. (But don't hold your breath.)

Virginia Corrick, textile artist who helped found Wearable Art MidWest, dies at 94

When she was 90, Virginia "Gini" Corrick had her first one-woman show of the art form that earned her national and international honors.Her work was…

Deck the halls with an upside-down Christmas tree — really, it's a thing

If "Tree Christmas the Around Rockin' " makes sense to you, here's a trend to match.

Oft-burned Vikings fans temper joy to avoid Super Bowl jinx

Vikings fans whisper "Skol!" trying not to tempt their Super Bowl karma.

Edina teen athlete and budding scientist wins national poetry award

A Twin Cities high school student aims to help kids discover through poetry that "it's cool to be you."

Winter is taking its time; November among least snowy ever

Looking for snow? Don't hold your breath. The next 10 days may be flake-free.

Top question to Butterball experts: How to thaw a turkey? (Longer than you think)

Butterball experts suggest aiming for "imperfectly perfect" holiday feasts.

What happens if your kids don't cherish books the way you raised them to?

You can't nag someone to read for pleasure.