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Richard Chin is a feature reporter with the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. He has been a longtime Twin Cities-based journalist who has covered crime, courts, transportation, outdoor recreation and human interest stories.

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.


Test your knowledge of some of these unusual presidential souvenirs

In honor of Presidents' Day, we rounded up our favorite items available at presidential library gift shops around the country and turned them into a little quiz on iconic moments in presidential history. Play along for a chance to win some of the cool and quirky souvenirs pictured here.


These Minnesota portrayers have become president, if only for hire

Being commander in chief means more than dressing up to political cosplayers, who study history, memorize speeches and take pride in their portrayals.


Retired Minnesota school psychologist and shy Swedish schoolgirl bond over a book

A lot of learning goes on when you read aloud with a child, even if you're doing that reading isolated by a pandemic and separated by an ocean.


Minnesota pizza dough thrower is one of the best in world at 'pizza acrobatics'

A Maplewood "pizza acrobat" makes, delivers, throws pizza with the best in the competitive world sport.


One person arrested in fatal Brooklyn Park shooting

Brooklyn Park police arrested a suspect following a fatal shooting Saturday night.Officers were called to a residence in the 3800 block of 83rd Ave. N.…


Man shot several times in Richfield dies of his wounds

Witnesses reported seeing a passenger car with two male occupants fleeing the area, according to police.


Watch the funny, touching and wacky videos from our Save 2020 Contest

The responses to our video contest touched the heart and the funny bone.


Our suggestions on how to celebrate solstice outdoors

The winter solstice can be a good time to gaze at the skies, glide on skis or listen for owls.


The Cathedral of St. Paul is becoming a holy drive-in theater

A sound-and-light show telling the Nativity story will be projected on the cathedral facade for three nights this month.


2020 has been a bad year, but here's why it's not the worst

This is a year many of us would like to forget. But it's far from the worst.