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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.


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'Nothing could be more honorable': Fallen Burnsville police, firefighter mourned in massive ceremony

Thousands attended in person and watched the livestream sending off the first responders.


Burnsville responders mourned: 'May you forever rest in peace'

The BCA said 10,000 people filled Grace Church, hundreds more attended Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to watch the 2-hour service. More than 20,000 watched the livestream.


Friends are the key to health and happiness. Here's how to make (and keep) them.

As Americans' precious social time erodes, friendships help stave off loneliness, build connection and cultivate a healthy "social biome."


After Lutsen, what is the state of classic lodges in Minnesota?

These old-time lodges are steeped in history for Minnesota travelers.


New owners keep tiny door of beloved children's bookstore, Wild Rumpus, open in Minneapolis

Don't worry, the famed menagerie is staying put.


Ali shops. Ali edits. Ali influences. What doesn't Twin Cities media maven Allison Kaplan do?

The longtime writer and serial entrepreneur brought substance to style. Now she's making business news more relatable.


How does the Minneapolis FBI operate? Citizens Academy offers a rare peek inside.

The Minneapolis FBI's Citizens Academy is designed to educate the public and cultivate a diverse group of informal ambassadors, as well as humanize agents.


What were 48,000 pie crusts doing in the alley behind a Minneapolis church?

The modern manna from heaven was a rare hiccup among millions of pounds of food that the church helps rescue every year.


Why is Gen Z obsessed with Snoopy? These Minnesotans offer a few clues.

Teens and twentysomethings are stalking CVS stores and donating blood to show their love for the 1950s beagle.