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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.

Alexandria death investigated

A man was found unresponsive in a home Friday night.

Dayton's holiday figures return to downtown Minneapolis

In Holidazzle's absence, artist-designed displays of the old eighth-floor statues enliven Nicollet Mall storefronts.

New American Girl doll hails from St. Paul

Lila Monetti is 2024's Girl of the Year.

There's only one cranberry farm in Minnesota, and it's run by a 21-year-old woman and her brother

For this second-generation farmer, harvest is a beautiful season — and a big responsibility.

What could be more Minnesotan than a lefse drive-thru — in a converted deer stand?

Rural family sells the Norwegian holiday treat, plus a few others, from their front yard.

A Minnesota birding 'pioneer,' expert and author dies at 91

Robert Janssen was considered the "pioneer of ornithology in Minnesota."

Upended tree sculptures' surprising backstory links the '80s East Village art scene, rural Minnesota

Artist Russell Sharon continues to create bold, nature-based work at his Little Falls farm.

What's it like behind the scenes at one of the Twin Cities area's largest scream parks?

Dead End Hayride's creepy actors share their scare tactics.

Where to watch the Oct. 14 solar eclipse in the Twin Cities area

Minnesota viewing events offer solar activities, astronomers and more.

Why is a Hello Kitty Cafe Truck coming to Minnesota? And why do we still care?

The Japanese cat has cultivated fans for nearly 50 years, while other Gen-X cuties faded away.