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Digital Features Editor | Variety

Tom Horgen is the digital features editor for the Star Tribune's Variety section, overseeing online and social media strategy. He has covered nightlife, restaurants, music, fashion, film, comic books and art for the paper.

Minnesota mom and autistic, nonverbal son win Jimmy Fallon's 'say mama' contest

The "Tonight Show" host found out that not all kids say "mama" the same way.

Minnesotans could break world record for largest Nerf gun battle this weekend

The "Great Minnesota Nerf Battle" will take place at the National Sports Center in Blaine — and is happening for a good cause.

Minnesota's first 'cat cafe' signs a lease in Uptown Minneapolis

The Cafe Meow isn't a cafe for cats. It's a coffee shop where customers would be able to hang out with some friendly felines -- and maybe adopt one.

Al Roker, Paula Deen, other celebs eat like Minnesotans on State Fair's first day

Recapping the famous faces eating Gizmos and other fair favorites on opening day.

Post your best Minn. State Fair photos to Instagram, get featured in Star Tribune

Are you ready to eat tons of food at the Minnesota State Fair? More important, are you ready to take tons of photos of yourself eating tons of food?

In Vietnam, a Minnesotan discovers his mother's country for the first time

A Minnesotan finally travels to Vietnam, arriving to both a strange land — and home.

Fade to black: IMDb planning to shut down its message boards

One of the hallowed bastions of the early internet age is going bye-bye. The Internet Movie Database announced that it was axing its…

10 magical places in Minnesota that look like the North Pole

From reindeer to ice castles, there are plenty of enchanted experiences to behold in Minnesota.

Watch the Vikings, Minneapolis police take on the 'Mannequin Challenge'

The viral video trend continues to freeze participants in its tracks, including the Vikings, an ice cream shop and P.O.S.

Twitter explodes with dad jokes for VP nominee Tim Kaine

The main response to vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention last night? He is everyone's dad.