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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.

How a Grand Rapids entrepreneur helped make the North Woods hip

A Grand Rapids entrepreneur returns to her hometown to rebrand life Up North.

Stillwater sues, St. Paul turns to transit amid bus driver shortage

St. Paul ready to ask some high-schoolers to take Metro Transit.

St. Louis Park father-daughter duo compete on 'Top Chef Family Style'

A teen culinary star is back in the spotlight — teamed up with her dad.

Camp True Colors in Minnesota gives LGBTQ+ teens a place to be themselves

At Camp True Colors, LGBTQ+ teens can express their true selves, make connections and find understanding.

Pandemic triggers 'great resignation' as employees reassess work/life balance

Workers quitting in record numbers as even "dream jobs" seem less attractive.

Wacky tour of window cats draws hundreds in Mpls.

Minneapolis' Wedge neighborhood hosts the world's only window cat tour.

Minnetonka hijab maker debuts Nordstrom collection

A young entrepreneur launches a luxury hijab line at Nordstrom.

Living in Flux, O2 and the Julia: Behind the trend in quirky apartment names

In the hot Twin Cities area multifamily market, a memorable moniker is a way to stand out.

Michael Fleming, former Pioneer Press classical music critic, dies at 71

Fleming held strong opinions and wasn't the sort to back down from them.

A Native American woman was the unlikeliest of athletes – until she started winning races

Nothing about Alexandera Houchin's background would predict she'd end up among the country's best ultradistance, off-road cyclists.