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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.

Mary Anderson, pioneer of women's baseball, dies at 100

Growing up across from Comiskey Park, home to the Chicago White Sox, Mary Julia Orban was bound to develop a love for baseball. But she…

St. Paul grad works to revitalize indigenous languages through children's books

Skyler Kuczaboski, now a freshman at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., has created a children's book in the Ojibwe language.

Art in Bloom draws aspiring Minnesota floral designers: 'It's spring!'

An annual ritual at the Minneapolis Institute of Art begins with a lot of fingers crossed.

Don't call it plain – vanilla is complex, even smoky, and may be a baker's best friend

Despite its reputation as bland, vanilla is a baker's best friend.

Minnesota's gold medal hockey champ Hannah Brandt celebrated on Kemps milk

Milk jugs elbow cereal boxes as Olympic honor comes to dairy cases.

Two Mpls. families' weekly commitment to each other, over dinner, spans 30 years

The two households' weekly dinners are a testament to intention and connection.

Minneapolis man finds 'soul's purpose' in historical photographs of Indians

A Minneapolis man has dedicated his life to the legacy of photographer Edward S. Curtis.

Lake Superior has its own Twitter account – and it's even sassier than Mount St. Helens'

Feel the earth move? Nope, that's just Twitter, home to geologic features that tweet.

Lake Superior explains why it loves Twitter

So who’s behind the geologic banter on Twitter? We contacted @LakeSuperior’s digital ventriloquist, where he tweets from Marquette, Mich. He preferred to keep his…

Review: 'The Great Alone,' by Kristin Hannah

FICTION: Heart-pounding novel about starting over is set in Alaskan wilderness in '70s.