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.


Want to make a New Year's promise you can keep? Try these 11 Low Effort Resolutions

Need an emotional boost as we head into what could be another tough year? Make a resolution you know you can achieve.


A high flier from Minnesota is on the path to space

Minneapolis native Anil Menon is a doctor, pilot and an Air Force officer. Now he's going to be an astronaut.


Harry Nordstrom, longtime Carleton College music professor, dies

He was an accomplished violinist who taught generations of students


The lazy person's humorous guide to last-minute DIY Christmas gifts

How to save Christmas even if you're a cheap, lazy, inept procrastinator.


Minnesota's typewriter fans are still clacking after all these years

The beloved mechanical devices were the original word processors.


Minnesota mom turns deceased daughter's kindness into children's book

"The Everybody Club" has this message: "Include everyone, learn and you'll have fun."


Dust off the VCR: Free video lending libraries hit the Twin Cities

Lending boxes called Free Blockbuster are sprouting up in the Twin Cities for people to share DVDs, VHS tapes and nostalgic movie nights.


Get ready to say 'awwww': Winners of the annual Halloween pet costume contest

These cute pets have tricks and treats.


Make yourself happy by reminding yourself you're going to die

The ancient tradition of thinking about one's mortality comes to the digital age.


Submissions for Pet Costume Contest due today

Dress up your pet, snap a photo and enter now