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.


St. Paul lawyer hosts 'indie music for indie kids' radio show from his basement

Bill Childs has hosted the syndicated weekly show "Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child" for nearly 17 years.


Summer bucket list? There's still plenty of sweet fun left before it's over

Here are 12 activities to make the most of the warm weather before it's too late.


What really beats the heat? We separate the myths from the reality

Does drinking hot coffee, wearing seersucker or firing up the swamp cooler really work?


Pair for the course: Mpls. couple are big-time when it comes to mini-golf

They design mini-golf holes, review mini-courses around the country and are serious mini-golf competitors.


Think your piano is grand? These Minnesotans make room for massive pipe organs in their homes

If you want to rattle the windows, nothing beats "the king of instruments."


NASA to auction house: We want our cockroaches back

The sale of the historic Minnesota moon dust cockroaches is put on hold.


Give your dog its day with these pampering Minnesota experiences

From pool parties to portraits, here's how Minnesotans are treating their pooches.


Tuesday is the longest day of the year. Don't get all Minnesotan and start counting down to winter.

Uh-oh, the days are getting shorter from this point on.


You can buy moon dust from 1969's Apollo 11 landing — eaten by cockroaches

NASA asked a University of Minnesota professor to conduct an experiment, and now the contents of the bugs' stomachs is up for auction.


These three Minnesotans, among the last of the World War II vets, are a fading link to history

The last of the Greatest Generation are the ultimate survivors.