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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.


Fundraiser provides hotel rooms for Minnesota health care providers

Those treating COVID-19 patients can get some rest and keep their families safe.


Minneapolis distiller donates hand sanitizer — and gets a surprise from his past

Minneapolis distiller donates hand sanitizer to a local soup kitchen — and realizes it fed him as a kid.


Hit Minnesota-grown podcast 'Wine & Crime' mixes murder, friendship, booze

Three Minnetonka H.S. alum talking taboo topics (and TMI) have become leaders in the true crime genre.


Graceful connector and amateur auto racer Marilyn Beddor dies at 86

Befitting the loving and beloved person she was, Beddor died on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day.


'Life in Minnesota' class tackles the nuances of 'Nice' for newcomers

The eight-week cultural orientation class helps immigrants and temporary residents navigate myriad American systems — legal, education, health care — and more.


Minnesota ice harvesting tradition has a cool history — and an uncertain future

Richardson Nature Center's annual ice harvest recalls a time when gathering ice cubes involved as much work as farming a crop.


They shared an abuser – now, two high-profile Twin Cities women are speaking out

Born of an unlikely friendship, a nonprofit formed by two Twin Cities women supports abuse survivors.


10 home design trends to try in 2020

Warmer colors, cheerful laundry rooms and bathroom seating are on the horizon, according to Houzz.


Twin Cities designers weigh in on home trends for 2020

Designers weigh in on the ways homeowners are personalizing and reinventing their spaces.


Bridal fair 'Wedding Guy' Bruce Vassar dies at 57

He left behind detailed instructions for his final mass, down to his favorite hymns and gladiola-filled floral arrangements.