Sharyn Jackson | Star Tribune
Reporter | Lifestyle

Sharyn Jackson joined the Star Tribune in 2014. Before moving to Minnesota, she was a reporter for USA Today and the Des Moines Register in Iowa, and an editor at the Village Voice in New York City. She has a master's in journalism from Columbia University.


Ross Kiefer, fashion-forward clothier for 1970s Minneapolis, dies at 76

Friends and family freely compared him to just about every 1970s arbiter of male panache.


Ellen DeGeneres surprises Minn. mom who donated kidney to save her son

The son was born with kidney failure and has had more than 70 surgeries.


Months after hurricane hit Florida, this winter getaway for Minnesotans is ready for visitors

A post-Hurricane Irma tour of the Gulf Coast reveals beautiful beaches and great fishing along with some unsightly piles of trash.


Ellen surprises wife Portia with romantic gesture at Hewing Hotel in Mpls.

Ellen tweeted a photo of Portia's hotel bed covered with flower petals.


You'll need a group to down this 15-pound ice cream sandwich in St. Paul

Sebastian Joe's ice cream is slathered between two pizza-sized cookies from T-Rex.


Flaming cocktail at Mpls. bar puts on a light show for daring customers

The over-the-top drink burns blue and comes with a hefty price tag.


Minnesota kids react to the Boy Scouts' new gender-inclusive policy

Local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts talk about scouting and what the policy change will mean to them.


5 Minnesota businesses at cutting edge of making products people want, for a good cause.

These Twin Cities businesses are turning profit into community.


Shakopee man helps fellow amputees live life to the fullest

After a 2007 accident changing a friend's tire changed his life, Aaron Holm started the nonprofit Wiggle Your Toes to help other folks in need.


N.Y. transplant is S. Dakota's lone rabbi: 'You really see what God made here'

South Dakota was the only state without a full-time rabbi. A 27-year-old who moved from Brooklyn with his family is trying to fill that void.