Richard Chin | Star Tribune
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Richard Chin is a feature reporter with the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. He has been a longtime Twin Cities-based journalist who has covered crime, courts, transportation, outdoor recreation and human interest stories.

As a feature reporter, Richard Chin has flown on the Goodyear Blimp, driven the Wienermobile, sunk to the bottom of a lake in a one-man submarine, worn a giant urine specimen cup costume as a mascot for a health care company, rode a vintage Puch at the Sturgis of mopeds and was mistakenly arrested by police hunting for a serial killer. He also spent six weeks in Baghdad during the Iraq war and was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.

A Minnesotan dives into the dangerous, icy waters of Lake Superior to take photos

A Minnesotan immerses himself in his photography – and the dangerous, icy waters of Lake Superior.

Hard-core Minnesota United fans prepare to unfurl epic 20,000-square-foot banner

For the first home game, Minnesota United fans will raise something much bigger than team scarves.

MacPhail instructor coaches team of rivals for student-sung anthem at Final Four

What could go wrong? So far, nothing.

Trying to set a Guinness World Record? This Minnesotan will be the judge of that

The Guinness World Records has only about 100 judges in the world. This Minnesota man is one of them.

From Swedish bitters to CBD oil, St. Paul shop has sold health products for half-century

Mastel's Health Foods has been selling health products for half a century.

A Monticello, Minn., movie theater will offer ax throwing as well as cocktails and heated reclining seats

A luxury movie complex in Monticello, Minn., is sharpening its offerings with ax throwing.

This Minnesotan paid $1,000 for a single shrimp. Not to eat — as a pet

A Minnesota man breeds, sells and shows a colorful, convenient pet: shrimp.

Minnesota superfans race to watch all nominated movies in Oscar 'chase'

The average American saw only about four films last year in a theater. But some Minnesotans, out of a pure passion for film, will see hundreds.

Want a cheap way to get healthier and develop a fabulous butt? Take the stairs

Avoiding the elevator is the secret to fitness for some stair climbers — and a fiercely competitive sport for others.

Too cold to skydive or ski? Take it inside with these 6 Twin Cities thrill factories

Tired of Netflix, board games and books? It's possible to have offbeat, active, midwinter fun without boots and parkas.