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.


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.


Instagram-friendly balloon 'clouds' give Minnesota parties an 'elevated' look

Fueled by enviable Instagrammed party pics, arty arrangements are on the rise.


Too much Halloween candy? Here's how you can donate it in the Twin Cities

Charities and clinics offer buybacks, donations and swaps for surplus candy.


Hand out these Halloween candy alternatives without getting your house egged

Yes, you can skip the sugar for trick-or-treaters. Here's how.


Millennials are now killing divorce?

Blamed for the demise of everything from dating to bar soap to golf, young people are lowering divorce rates.


Has KDWB morning show host Dave Ryan finally grown up?

Dave Ryan has captained Booty Cruises and pranked everyone from parents to pet owners. But what if he's more mature than we think?


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.