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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.

University of Minnesota bug experts say we should be eating insects

Find out why we should opt for six-legged snacks at the "Minnsect Show" this weekend.

This Star Tribune reporter didn't even survive the audition for 'Survivor'

After a few hours in line at the Minneapolis Convention Center, he bailed. But hundreds of others who stuck it out never got to audition for the reality TV show.

Can sitting in a giant wooden orb improve your sleep, immune system and memory?

Our hard-boiled reporter test drives the first "harmonic egg" in Minnesota.

Requiem for a piano: Hundreds a year are being trashed in Minnesota

Despite efforts to rehome them or harvest parts, most of the once-beloved behemoths still end up in the dump.

Since 1980s, Brainerd man has taught his dogs to get beers from the fridge

Kris Scheller has earned many TV appearances with a series of black Labs, all named Sport.

Not going anywhere for spring break? Try these fun Twin Cities area family activities

Get slimed, grab a joystick, brave a cold plunge.

Minn. supporters of Ukraine mark a grim 2 years in war with Russia

The supporters vowed to fight on and made a plea for continued U.S. support.

At-home mortality tests offer to predict how many years you have left. Our reporter checked some out.

Our anxious reporter tries to determine how long he's got. Should you?

Coffee and cats are coming to St. Paul's Grand Avenue

A planned coffee shop will feature a den with a group of resident cats.

Introverted and feeling lonely? How small talk can help you fight loneliness.

Simple things like talking about the weather, giving a compliment or saying hello to a stranger can make you feel more connected.