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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.


After ditching their car and riding bikes for a year, Mpls. family buys a minivan

A young Minneapolis family makes an adventure out of going car-free.


Minnesota outdoorsman Robert Dustrude, who built a better camping saw, dies at 97

For decades, Dustrude made the saws in the workshop of his home on Swan Lake in Pengilly, Minn. He continued making them almost to the day he died March 10 at the age of 97.


Minneapolis sibling tax accountants are 'crazy' like Foxes for artist clients

A brother-and-sister accounting firm makes life less taxing for artists. It helps that the siblings are "a little crazy."


Underground explorer is on a mission to map Minnesota's forgotten springs

A St. Paul man has spent decades hunting the hidden springs of Minnesota, once a source of drinking water and health cures.


A unique weekend of winter racing on frozen Lake Superior

A unique winter duo in northwestern Wisconsin motors by different means.


Now that snow has stopped piling up, the wind to pick up

Expect up to 8 inches of snow by morning. One fatal crash was reported Saturday near Foley in Benton County.


Skijoring – combining horses, cowboys, skiers and jumps – is coming to Canterbury Park in Shakopee

Whoa! Minnesotans are horsing around on skis in a resurgent sport with ancient roots.


Minneapolis native Gilbert LaLonde, who won diving championships, dies at 89

He set world records and competed around the world as a master athlete well into his 70s.


City flags are having a moment – everywhere but Minneapolis

While St. Paul's city flag is catching on with boosters, many folks are trash talking the Minneapolis flag.


New Hope amateur scientist searches for stardust on Twin Cities rooftops

Particles from outer space are falling all around us. An amateur Twin Cities scientist knows how to find them.