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.


Meet the fastest Ikea furniture assembler in the Twin Cities

An ace with an Allen wrench puts together Ikea furniture so you don't have to.


Alan Page on education, criminal justice, bow ties and the love of his life

The former state Supreme Court justice and Vikings star is still trying to make Minnesota a better place.


A runner turns the streets of Minneapolis into a puzzle you can solve

A Twin Cities athlete uses his feet and a GPS watch to draw a giant maze in Minneapolis.


Bonsai tree owners across the Twin Cities are battling tree thieves

The theft of these miniature trees — which can be worth thousands of dollars — is no petty crime.


Mankato English professor named Minnesota's first Native poet laureate

Gwen Nell Westerman has written about Dakota history and language and has won two Minnesota Book Awards.


Minnesota man comes up short in national mullet competition

An Austin man came in 11th in the USA Mullet Championship. But he'll be back.


Minnesotan's path to national television: A talent for tossing pizza dough

Nick Diesslin had an unlikely explanation ready when TSA workers asked him why he was trying to get on a plane to Los Angeles with a cooler full of frozen pizza dough.


You can help crown Minnesota man's mullet the best in the U.S.

Curtis Wilson of Austin is a finalist in the USA Mullet Championships.


How the Twin Cities became the place to go if you're crazy enough to want to walk 100 miles in a day

Ultradistance athletes come here to attempt a rare feat: walking 100 miles in 24 hours.


What are the hot new toys for kids? Here are our 4 favorites

From chess boards to fancy putties, the pandemic has put its mark on gifts for kids.