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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.

Hundreds of puppets from around the world converge on St. Paul this week

How'd we get this interview with a puppet about a puppetry convention in St. Paul? We pulled some strings.

Aquatennial commodore also reigned at St. Paul Winter Carnival

Dan Stoltz of Lino Lakes has been a president, CEO and chairman of the board, as well as Winter Carnival king and Aquatennial commodore.

Who needs GPS and Google? Mpls. map publisher is 'master of cartography'

A Minneapolis mapmaker stays in business mapping everything from dog parks to UFO sightings.

Minn. mom with 2 young boys gets cancer diagnosis on same day husband dies

Tessie Sylvester of West St. Paul was just finishing the call to the funeral home after her husband's death following a long struggle with ALS when another call came in. It was her doctor, calling with the results of her biopsy.

In its 200-year history, bicycling has gone from risky to healthy

The bicycle turns 200 this year. Add to your longevity by riding one.

Pedaling health

  298: Number of calories burned by a 155-pound person bicycling 12-14 miles per hour for 30 minutes 244,000: Number of people in the Twin…

Quite a circus: Trapeze camp has middle-aged adults flying high in Marine on St. Croix

The sky is the big top at this outdoor trapeze camp for adults.

Minnesota has its own 'adventure cat' – Max the paddleboarding kitty

Whether it's a paddleboard, pontoon boat or kayak, Max the cat will ride it.

Minnesota metal 'detectorists' track down rings, keys and memories

Metal detecting is a quirky hobby, but if you ever lose a wedding ring, these Minnesota enthusiasts are the ones to call.

Outdoor adventure? These 4 Minn. towns are tops in natural beauty

We asked winners of our online poll to make their case for why their town is best for outdoor fun.