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.


Popular Twitter feed @IndignantMN celebrates Minnesota's spirit, icons and quirks

Consider @IndignantMN a crash course in North Star culture.


Science Museum's 'Inventing Genius' celebrates Leonardo da Vinci

While da Vinci might be best known for two of the world's most famous paintings, he was the Renaissance's ultimate Renaissance man.


These Minnesota twins live together, work together and produce art together

From an artistic Minnesota family, St. Paul's Pope brothers are creating photorealistic drawings that attract collectors worldwide.


Walkin' Dog's top dog relishes his role: Feeding downtown Minneapolis

Hot dog seller Dave Magnuson has provided bargain eats with a personal touch from his spot in Northstar Center for nearly three decades.


Game of drones is Minnesota high school tourney first

Physics and engineering contest is a first for Minnesota high schoolers.


Arts patron Barbara 'Bobbie' Brown dies at 88

Barbara “Bobbie” Brown was a lifelong learner who continued to educate herself up until her death on April 28, at age 88, after suffering a…


These world travelers could live anywhere – they chose Minnesota

A 40-state road trip led two NYC trans­plants to the Twin Cities. Now they know more about Minnesota than most of us.


What are the origins of Minnesota Nice? Here are 3 theories.

Tracking the roots of "Minnesota Nice" is difficult, partly because people don't agree on what it actually is.


Compassion is in fashion with Minnesota charitable clothing companies

With cause marketing, young consumers wear their philanthropy on their sleeves — and heads and feet.


Minnesota Youth Story Squad helps tweens tackle tough topics with personal narratives

Middle-schoolers break the silence on tough issues with brave personal narratives