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

March is our springboard

It’s enough to drive one mad: The snowiest month also brings with it the many modes of spring. After a tough winter, we say: Let the rebirth begin.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 01:26 PM

February: A month of roses, and thorns

This is a curious month, shorter than the others, and a bit undependable. Yet over a candlelit dinner, it could change your life.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 01:25 PM

Road through January is paved with good intentions

The beginning of a new year brings an inevitable, yet oddly welcome, letdown — and ultimately a sense of possibility.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 01:23 PM

Highway webcams are a great way to eyeball traffic conditions

Weather forecasts provide data, but precious little proof of what lies ahead. Thankfully, a growing network of webcams peer down on stretches of highways across the country, providing at least a glimpse into real conditions.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 08:05 PM

No bones about it, breaking the wishbone is a family tradition

Breaking the wishbone for good luck has centuries of history, but it presents a new challenge each Thanksgiving.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 09:28 AM

St. Paul's St. Anthony Park is like a small town -- but better

The St. Paul neighborhood has the feel of a small town, right down to the cornfields visible at the end of a few streets, thanks to the “living laboratory” of the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 06:02 PM

Does Minnesota's region have an identity crisis?

What if Minnesota gave the cold shoulder to the Midwest? A panel explores ways to forge and reflect regional identity, with a nod to the North.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 02:58 PM

Baking Central: Make cheese hors d'oeuvres for the holidays

Whether you're kicking off a meal, hosting a happy hour or contributing to a holiday potluck, here are three cheese-centric hors d'oeuvres to serve and savor.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 03:11 PM

November gives us the chance to give thanks

A year's harvest isn't always about crops. Sometimes it's about the people around us and the progress we make.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 07:43 PM

Why do some people love to feel scared?

The adrenaline rush provoked by terror can feel exhilarating or paralyzing, depending on what your brain leads you to believe.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 07:06 PM

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