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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.


MPD officer Jamal Mitchell memorialized as 'very best of our city'

Thousands attended the Maple Grove service and viewed the 30-mile processional for the police officer killed in the line of duty.


A Minneapolis man vowing to 'Make America Skate Again' just opened an Uptown roller rink

The rink is revitalizing a struggling neighborhood and fueling the sport's comeback.


Psst! We found two secret sources of discounted Target goods

New clothing, housewares, toys and more sell for less than clearance prices.


T-Wolves tips: How to ride the Minnesota sports roller coaster

This team has us going up and down and spinning around. How should we handle this week? Here are some tips.


'Native fashionista' creates runway looks and economic opportunity

An unlikely entrepreneur from Leech Lake helps lead the movement to "appreciate not appropriate."


Former Uptown furniture store becoming a 'boutique' roller rink

The furniture store will be a bricks-and-mortar location for Twin Cities Skaters, which has hosted pop-up events around the metro area.


A grieving family fights for suicide prevention barriers at a Minneapolis hotspot

They're advocating for safety barriers on a popular bridge.


The stolen ruby slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz' were recovered by the FBI. But the tale isn't over.

The reporter who dug up the dirt, the museum head who took the heat and Grand Rapids itself are forever changed by the ruby slipper theft.


Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan hits the runway at Native Nations Fashion Night

The annual event spotlights Indigenous designers and an artisan market.


Spring's hot gift book features gorgeous found-nature photos

4,000 images later, this Shoreview photographer is still searching for the beauty we usually miss.