Kim Ode

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-7185
Kim Ode has been with the Star Tribune since 1985 in a variety of jobs. She currently writes Variety features and leads the monthly Baking Central feature in Taste.

Recent content from Kim Ode

Helium shortage? Yes and no, as demand grows

Helium production is dwindling, leading to higher prices and a balancing of priorities. Balloons or blimps? TSA or MRIs?

Updated: April 26, 2013, - 02:47 PM

Kitschy birch plaques earn an exhibit at the American Swedish Institute

A display of kitschy birchwood plaque souvenirs at the American Swedish Institute asks “What is art?” and probes what makes a memory.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 03:21 PM

Pretzel bread makes great sandwiches gorgeous

With its dramatic contrast of slits and crust, pretzel bread elevates any sandwich. The secret? A brief bath in baking soda.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 10:23 AM

New sprouts can handle a little snow

Young sprouts should be able to withstand the snow and cold that are in the weather forecast.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 08:19 AM

Social media are the new 'plus one' at weddings

Forget Bridezilla. Beware Guestzilla, as social-media-addicted attendees tweet, post and click during today’s weddings.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 02:28 PM

For volunteer hospice companions, it's all about being there

Amid the health professionals providing hospice care are the volunteer companions — regular folks who just sit and chat, forming...

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 09:57 AM

Pessimists outlive optimists -- not that they believe that

The study, in the journal Psychology and Aging, said that a darker view of the future “may encourage people to live more carefully, taking health and safety precautions.” Unswerving optimism sets you up for disappointment, with the accompanying anxiety.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 03:24 PM

Review: "Girls of Atomic City' by Denise Kiernan

The women who helped build the atomic bomb never knew it involved uranium.

Updated: March 12, 2013, - 11:33 AM

Minnesota's quality of life among best for fifth year

We here in Minnesota couldn’t be more proud of the strides that some of our neighboring states have taken to...

Updated: March 11, 2013, - 04:23 PM

Annual Camp Guide: Time to plan your child's summer

If you ever went to summer camp, there’s probably a song that brings you back to a particular cabin or campfire just as surely as seeing that scar on your ankle. Camp songs can be as much a part of the experience as lanyards and leeches.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 06:33 PM

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