Rachel Hutton | Star Tribune
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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.

Shared creative spark unites cartoonist and painter decades after they met, married

Though they work in two very different corners of the art world, the couple share an understanding of both its challenges and its allure.

Why Ghost in the Graveyard and other 'night games' still endure today

These carefree outside games — from Red Light, Green Light to Kick the Can — are still a staple of backyards, schoolyards, playgrounds and camps.

Linden Hills jewelry artist LaDes Glanzer dies at 74

Glanzer and her husband made their careers as jewelers, traveling to juried art fairs around the country, winning awards and forming a network.

St. Paul Hobo Queen shares what it's like to ride the rails

Coming from hobo royalty, St. Paul's Colleen "Crash" Burke was destined to ride the rails.

Did the Ohio State Fair outdo the Minnesota State Fair with this epic butter sculpture?

The Ohio State Fair has a long tradition of displaying butter sculptures, including Darth Vader, Mr. Monopoly and Wendy's founder Dave Thomas.

Stars of viral hoop dance video are Minneapolis brothers with incredible backstory

By performing Native hoop dance to hip-hop, two Minneapolis brothers are revitalizing an age-old tradition.

Meet WACSO, the once-anonymous artist who sketches the soul of Minnesota

The artist known for Walkin' Around Checkin' Stuff Out scouts supper clubs, small-town bars and other places he doesn't quite belong.

Something on your mind? Volunteer Twin Cities group will listen without judgment

Sidewalk Talk Twin Cities brings a nonjudgmental ear to public spaces.

Ryan Shaver announces he's leaving KARE 11

The sportscaster, who is headed to Twin Cities Orthopedics as a Digital Video/Social Media Specialist, said it was "the toughest tweet I've ever had to write."

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

Consider @IndignantMN a crash course in North Star culture.