Reporter | Features

Erica Pearson covers features for the Star Tribune, with mini-beat on women’s issues. Before joining the Star Tribune, she spent more than a decade at the New York Daily News, where she was an assistant city desk editor.

A Wisconsin native, Pearson has covered everything from immigration to cops and courts to lifestyle news.


Trudine 'Trudy' Stringer, a woman who treated everyone like family, dies of COVID-19 at 74

Trudine “Trudy” Stringer was “the epitome of a neighborhood mom” who welcomed everyone into her north Minneapolis home and would make sure they didn’t leave…


Ack! 'Cathy' cartoonist takes to Instagram to share daily 'Scenes From Isolation'

Cathy Guisewite has been capturing our collective pandemic anxieties and ack-worthy quarantine moments.


For new University of Minnesota grads, ceremony is virtual, but pride is real

Technology and distance failed to dampen the enthusiasm or dry the happy tears.


Missing their moms, this Twin Cities group keeps their memories alive

Twin Cities group supports women and girls through mother loss with "healing, joy and gratitude."


Here's why you probably won't gain the 'Quarantine 15'

We may be snacking more, but home cooking can keep our scales steady.


For home workouts, trainers suggest using soup cans, water bottles, even your kids as weights

There are plenty of workouts that don't require equipment at all, but for those who love to lift weights, higher rep sets using household items can provide a great workout.


Review: 'This Is All I Got: A New Mother's Search for Home,' by Lauren Sandler

NONFICTION: A New York journalist documents a year in the life of a homeless mother and the system that failed her.


Earth Day is 50 years old today. So why is plastic making a comeback?

The shutdowns for the coronavirus pandemic have made the skies clearer, but many of us have ditched eco-friendly practices at home.


Author of 'Do Nothing' book says quarantine gives us a rare chance to slow down, reassess

She wants people to relearn how to appreciate leisure and rethink relationship with work.


With salons closed, Minnesotans are having a rough time keeping up appearances

Many folks are going without makeup and other grooming products or breaking out the hair clippers and drugstore hair dye.