Rachel Hutton | Star Tribune
Reporter | Features

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.


Judith Roode, artist and former MCAD professor, dies at 75

Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.


It's BYO blanket at movie theaters, but are folks getting too comfortable?

In emerging "sleeper" trends, Twin Cities moviegoers embrace theaters' efforts to replicate home.


How Minnesota Children's Museum tweaked its recent $30M renovation

When the Minnesota Children's Museum rolled out its renovation, some visitors got confused, others got rowdy. The First 100 Days team was deployed to tweak the design.


Minnesotan had 50 jobs in 50 states; now he's tackling American Bucket List

"50 Jobs in 50 States" author launches American Bucket List Challenge, which includes water-skiing in Brainerd.


4 Dakota landmarks hide in plain sight along the Mississippi River

To increase knowledge of Dakota culture and heritage, the Minnesota Humanities Center worked with Dakota scholars to develop a tour of significant sites.


Prior Lake man excels in playing 'heavenly sounding' ancient Chinese instrument

As a teen, Jarrelle Barton discovered an ancient Chinese instrument. Now it's the focus of his life.


Twin Cities synchronized swim team wins gold at Gay Games in Paris

Performing to Prince, the Subversive Sirens captivated the judges and crowd.


Unlikely Twin Cities synchronized swim team goes for gold in Paris

With limited training but plenty of drive, the Subversive Sirens aim to make synchronized swimming more inclusive — and perform a Prince-medley routine at the Paris Gay Games.


Meet Minnesota's go-to national anthem singer

Plymouth vocalist tackles our country's tricky anthem at Twins, Vikings games and hundreds of other events.


A St. Paul performer who learned acrobatics from his dad is trying to go pro

Anwar Hassouni, Captain of the Sky Pirates, began in acrobatics before he took his first step.