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

Polar bear spotter needed in Norway

Given what a tough winter we’ve just had, here’s a summer job for which a Minnesotan should already be acclimated: polar bear spotter.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 03:23 PM

Floating theater celebrates state's Water Trails system

On May 18, voyageur canoes provided by Wilderness Inquiry will float audience members along the Minnesota River through an original theater production. Yes, you’ll be paddling.

Updated: May 06, 2013, - 12:51 PM

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

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