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Richard Chin covers features for the Star Tribune and writes for the Star Tribune Magazine. He is a graduate of Stanford University and was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford.


Kristin Wilke Detailleur, veteran Twin Cities stage manager and props designer from St. Paul, dies

Detailleur was a longtime stage manager and prop master for theaters throughout the Twin Cities, a theater veteran who loved working behind the scenes on local productions of shows ranging from "God of Carnage" to "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding."


'Da Vinci Code' author Dan Brown's code for thriller novel success

In the bestselling novelist's latest thriller, "Origin," science threatens to kill off God.


World record for largest cheeseboard set in — where else? — Wisconsin

The 35-foot-long board served up more than two tons of cheese.


Heavy metal pastor's Minneapolis church attracts 'headbangers for the Lord'

The Minneapolis Metal Church makes a joyful — and loud — noise unto the Lord.


Shop boasting 1,300 flavors of pop expands with first Minnesota Soda Festival

The man who brought many sodas to Minnesota is hosting a celebration of pop culture.


The 10-foot steel crocodile gone missing in St. Cloud art heist has been found

A crocodile sculpture installed in downtown St. Cloud says "See you later, alligator."


Revenge, humor, irreverence: These obituaries get the last word

Families — and the recently departed — crack jokes, reveal flaws and settle scores.


How Twin Cities knitters are creating breast prostheses with yarn

Michelle Smith's group is working with Knitted Knockers, a nonprofit organization based in Washington state that provides lightweight, breathable prostheses out of soft yarn.


Two 'upper-middle-aged' Twin Cities folks show that learning something new enriches your life

Studies have shown that "sustained engagement" can have cognitive benefits for older adults.


Woodbury resident Helen Miller, pioneering soldier, dies at 96

When Helen Miller became one of the first women to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II, she promised her parents she wouldn’t…