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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.


Octogenarian hosts top Minnesota politicians on Eagan cable access show

In an era where elected officials speak in sound bites and tweets, an Eagan cable access show goes deep and stays civil.


Minneapolis author's experience with addiction and recovery inform a new novel

In his latest book, a Minnesota author uses his past to explore addiction and redemption.


Heated seats and fire pits help extend season for pandemic socializing

Minnesotans are turning to blankets, heaters and even electric furniture to warm their outdoor spaces for COVID-safe gatherings.


Holidazzle, Minneapolis' holiday market, goes virtual

Loring Park's annual holiday festival moves online.


A young mother, a cancer diagnosis and a year of grieving

When cancer hijacked a new mother's happily ever after, she planned a death as unconventional as her life. A year later, her husband is the father he never expected to be, carrying on her legacy.


Unicorn Riot's protest coverage brings global notice to the alternative media group

With immersive, on-the-ground social justice coverage, nonprofit incorporated in Minneapolis adds a different perspective.


Visiting one special tree is a new tradition for mourners at Minneapolis' Lakewood Cemetery

Hundreds of ribbons are tied to its branches to commemorate loved ones lost.


Former Minneapolis City Council Member Judy Corrao dies at 78

A dynamo of social and political worlds, she spent her life listening to others.


Specter of socially distant winter sends shivers through many in Minn.

On a sunny afternoon, Hawo Abdi was among the women in vibrant dresses and headscarves clustered near the entrance to Minneapolis’ Riverside Plaza apartments, chatting…


Minnesota State Fair's longtime butter sculptor gets ready to pass the knife

Longtime sculptor puts State Fair butter heads in the hands of her apprentice.