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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.

Minnesota professor explores link between philosophy and Lego

Philosophers ponder the meaning of Lego thanks to a new book co-edited by a University of Minnesota professor.

Flat-pack Hex House by Minnesota architects is designed to help refugees

An architecture group hopes its design will help refugees, victims of natural disasters.

U resurrects High School Band Day with 120 trombones, 180 cornets, 800 kids

About 800 members of high school bands from around the state will take part in a revived University of Minnesota tradition.

Watch the University of Minn. marching band 'Row the Boat' for P.J. Fleck

During the halftime show Thursday, the 324-member band performed a synchronized tribute to the new Gophers coach P.J. Fleck.

Love at State Fair: First kisses, crop art proposals and even weddings

Romance, like the scent of mini-doughnuts, is always in the air at the Minnesota State Fair.

Original Red's Savoy Pizza location in St. Paul to close

The original Red's Savoy Pizza location, an institution on the east side of St. Paul's downtown, will be closing next month.

Olive Hachlowski, 97, was part of a wave of war brides that immigrated to the U.S. after WWII

The young Irish woman who was doing her bit to help Great Britain found herself the bride of a GI from Minneapolis.

Former Minnesota Nordic skier is now a record-setting mountain climber

Katie Bono has turned her endurance skills from cross-country skiing to speed climbing mountains.

Slam four beers while running? 'Beer mile' races go mainstream

The "beer mile" has gone from an underground race for college kids to a challenge for elite runners — and Joe Sixpack.

State Fair talent show attracts hopefuls, dreamers, maybe a future star

At open auditions for the Minnesota State Fair's amateur talent contest, anyone can take a shot at stardom.