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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.


Law professor's book on inclusive leadership outlines steps for promoting diverse, equitable workplaces

The director of St. Thomas' Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice defines a new approach to DEI.


COVID spurs a QR code comeback. But are the loved and hated widgets here to stay?

DIY digital transactions are used in stores, parking meters and especially restaurants, where they're disrupting notions of service, for better and worse.


Why do Minnesotans have accents?

The state's well-known accent has come to symbolize folksy charm. But it has also been gradually evolving.


HGTV stars Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent design homes that tell stories – and share their own

Native son Nate Berkus and his husband, Jeremiah Brent, have a new TV show that makes design personal.


Heading into our second COVID winter creates conflict for some Minnesotans

As we head indoors and holidays approach, there's a wide range of opinions — and lack of guidance — on pandemic precautions.


Wedding of popular Minnesota vloggers 'Squirmy and Grubs' featured in music video

Couple portrayed in new song hope to increase visibility of the disability community.


Designer camper cabins offer chic overnights in Dakota County's Whitetail Woods

Mod cabins are close enough to have pizza delivered — but feel worlds away from the city.


Among zodiac signs, Leos supposedly most vaccinated, Scorpios least

Utah health department fights message fatigue by comparing vaccination rates of astrological signs.


Why Minnesotans can't stop talking about the Halloween Blizzard of 1991

It's the 30th anniversary of one of the biggest weather events in recent Minnesota history. So we should note it, right?


'Opioid Reckoning' questions the 'Just Say No' and 12-step approaches

Macalester prof's new book examines Minnesota's opioid epidemic.