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Rachel Hutton is a general assignment reporter in features for the Star Tribune. 

Hutton was previously the editor of Minnesota Monthly and Midwest Home magazines and City Pages' food critic. She has written frequently about restaurants, travel, and design and enjoys profiling interesting people. A Minnesota native, Hutton returned home after stints in the Bay Area and New York City and has traveled the state extensively, from the Spring Grove Soda factory near the Iowa border to the Northwest Angle, which pokes into the Canadian one. She has a degree in product design from Stanford and co-edited an essay collection about life "before the mortgage" prior to settling in the Twin Cities.


Help for Minnesota parents comes in the form of kids' camp-in-a-box

Minnesota museums, nonprofits and stores are packaging up activity kits for home use. We tested some on real kids.


Couple flaunt swastika face masks at Walmart in southwestern Minnesota

At the request of the Marshall, Minn., store, the two were told they'll face arrest if they return there.


'One day at a time': To weather pandemic, learn how to bounce back

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world's daily rhythms and sense of security.


Ivanka Trump to visit Duluth and Bloomington on Monday

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt will join her.


Minnesota Children's Museum announces reopening plans

The St. Paul institution will soon offer ticketed reservations.


Lack of collective mourning shows way pandemic has altered grief

Though the country's pandemic casualties are now greater than those of World War I, the country has not acknowledged its millions of mourners with so much as a, "Sorry for your loss."


Minnesota's top waterski daredevils perform improbable stunts

On Thursday evenings in summer, spectators spread blankets on the banks of the Mississippi in northeast Minneapolis at a spot near Broadway Avenue, where the…


Mpls. therapists hope to heal communal pain: 'Let's try to build a bridge'

With weekly events, the couple aims to bring people together to share their perspectives and listen to one another, while incorporating exercises to calm the body and mind.


You don't have to play 'sidewalk chicken': Etiquette for social distancing while you walk

People are out walking in record numbers during the pandemic. Here's how to avoid pedestrian rage.


St. Paul professor helps discover prehistoric mammal in Madagascar

The chairman of Macalester's geology department helped discover a new mammal.