Reporter | Features

As a feature reporter, Richard Chin has flown on the Goodyear Blimp, driven the Wienermobile, sunk to the bottom of a lake in a one-man submarine, worn a giant urine specimen cup costume as a mascot for a health care company, rode a vintage Puch at the Sturgis of mopeds and was mistakenly arrested by police hunting for a serial killer. He also spent six weeks in Baghdad during the Iraq war and was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.

This acting class has gone to the dogs

Minneapolis class teaches pooches how to pose for the camera.

What's it like to be an elite runner at the Twin Cities Marathon? A pro competitor answers our 26 questions.

We talked with professional runner Brittany Charboneau.

Can you wance? Dancing while walking has become a regular sight in St. Paul

On a recent evening, diners at patio tables on St. Paul's Grand Avenue paused between bites to watch a passing spectacle: About 15 people boogied,…

What to name your baby or your dog? Apple Valley consultant can help

Steph Coffield charges $50 to $600 for a customized list of names of anything needing naming.

Minnesota's weapon-wielding armored combat fighters are not your average geeks

These Minnesotans dress like knights and do battle with (dulled) swords and axes.

Join MPR radio host Cathy Wurzer and the Pedaling Pastor on a bike ride to the State Fair

Other Twin Cities media personalities lead tours to places like Europe, Africa and the Galapagos Islands.Cathy Wurzer is leading a bike ride to the…

Ed Sheeran's crew got a puppy party before Minneapolis show

A Minnesota animal rescue group got an unusual request from crew members in town for Ed Sheeran's concert Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium.They wanted…

Some seniors take up pickleball — these Minnesotans are pole vaulting in their 70s

Mike Soule and Wayne Andersen prove that you're never too old to take a flying leap. The men, both 71, have rediscovered a sport they first tried more than a half-century ago.

Air conditioning you can wear: Our guide to personal cooling devices

Beat the heat this summer with neck fans, cooling vests and these other wearable devices.

Our reporter flew in a fighter jet before this weekend's Blue Angels show in Duluth

Reporter Richard Chin felt the need for speed ahead of this weekend's Duluth Air and Aviation Expo.