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

Test ballot: How do you like them apples?

Minneapolis voters recently received an instructional flier for the city’s first election that will use ranked-choice voting. The test ballot can’t use actual candidates’ names. So instead, it lists apples.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 02:57 PM

NYT's blank pages: Made you look, right?

One blank page in the “A” section of the New York Times makes you wonder: Mistake? Two blank pages makes you suspicious. Here's the scoop.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 12:24 PM

Woodpiles warm the body -- and the soul

A winter’s stack of firewood means warmth and security — and helps life make sense.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 03:38 PM

Chalk is the new (old) medium for self-expression

Today, amid texts, tweets, snapchats and Instagrams, some people are reviving the chalkboard, using this retro means of communication to write messages that may be poignant, practical or descriptive of tonight’s pork special.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 10:14 AM

Giving in to furnace season

You may have your love to keep you warm, but a furnace comes in handy. Still, when do you flip the switch?

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 03:17 PM

Minnesota Compline Choir finds 'peace at the last'

The Minnesota Compline Choir has been helping listeners reach a point of peace and contemplation for more than 20 years, singing the music of centuries.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 02:58 PM

These pancakes are puffed with pride

A puffy pancake provides an impressive centerpiece to any breakfast, yet couldn't be easier to make.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 03:26 PM

Minneapolis artist is painting by (house) numbers

By completing a portrait of everyone on his block, Minneapolis artist Joe Burns hopes to make a lasting connection.

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 05:08 PM

Prairie parks offer their own autumnal show

The state’s prairies offer their own spectacular fall color show and also a glimpse into who we once were, and still are today.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 04:42 PM

Canoes and contemplation: Book collects essays about beloved BWCA

Every trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has its own moments, no matter how many times you’ve dipped your paddle. Now those experiences have been collected in a new book, “The BWCA Reader.”

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 06:20 PM

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