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

October is a month of mixed emotions

The grand finale for warm weather brings us golden beauty – and the ability once again to see our...

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 04:22 PM

Minnesota butterfly quest takes flight in new science film

Photos of the monarch butterflies’ long-sought winter sanctuary electrified the world in 1975. A Minnesota teen played a role, shown in a new movie playing at the Science Museum of Minnesota's Omnitheater.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 10:51 PM

Artistic dads have their kids' lunches in the bag

Illustrated lunch bags may not make the food taste any different, but the bond they create between a couple of local dads and their kids is sweet.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 06:17 PM

Aug. 31, 2011: Trying to grow the greatest pumpkin

Travis Gienger, who owns Waterstone Landscaping in East Bethel, is vying to break the state record with his jumbo-sized jack-o-lantern.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 10:32 PM

Winter forecasts incite dread

With some forecasts calling for a return of last year’s icebox, a sense of apprehension descends like, well, you know.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 12:47 PM

Linden Hills Dancing Club celebrates a century of cha-chas

A 100-year-old Minneapolis club hopes to capitalize on the rekindled interest in ballroom dancing and find new members to fox trot for another century.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 10:46 AM

Baking Central: Savory veggie tart brightens fall

A savory tart combines butternut squash and chard in a healthy, nutty spelt crust for a delicious autumn entree.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 10:00 AM

Partying with the Viking World Order

Nobody tailgates with as much heart as the Viking World Order, a members-only group whose rugged Norse outfits reveal Viking tattoos, and who believe that their blood really is purple.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 08:28 AM

Walleye is Minnesota's most distinctive menu item

By our walleye we are known, say number-crunchers who tracked which foods are on the most menus in each state.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 06:59 PM

September evokes nostalgia, which feels good – for a time

Golden September evokes a nostalgia that feels warm and even a little fuzzy, before we buck up.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 02:07 PM

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