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 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.


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.


Mike Lindell's fitful journey from crack addict to MyPillow magnate

How the once bankrupt, twice divorced MyPillow peddler quit crack, found God, befriended Donald Trump and became Minnesota's quirkiest celebrity.