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

Larry Long: a troubadour for social justice

Like the late Pete Seeger, Larry Long turns tradition into song and strives to find the sweet spot in contentious issues that opposing sides can both understand.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 10:04 AM

Statistics say we're good drivers, but consider the context

Minnesota drivers rank among the nation's best, according to various sources. No, really. Well, kind of.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 09:20 AM

We're all ears for new Easter candy

The tradition of Easter baskets gets sweeter, and more inventive, every year. From giant gummy bunnies to skewered Peeps, we love our candy.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 01:21 PM

Baking Central: Coconut cake updates nostalgia

A beloved recipe for coconut cake gets a makeover, resulting in better flavor with less fuss, while still delivering what made it memorable.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 01:34 PM

A little self-mockery in the workplace can go a long way

Those willing to make fun of themselves find that inspiring laughter breaks down barriers.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 03:00 PM

REVIEW: 'Astoria,' by Peter Stark

We know about the Lewis and Clark expedition. We know about Sacagawea. We know about John Jacob Astor, the fur...

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 02:25 PM

No more Dome brings new horizons

While few are mourning the passing of the Metrodome, the vistas revealed by its absence in the downtown Minneapolis skyline take some getting used to.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 11:37 AM

REVIEW: 'Destroyer Angel,' by Nevada Barr

FICTION: On a country trip Up North, a park ranger and her friends are attacked by particularly nasty villains.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 02:00 PM

New study says that ovulating women may buy more status goods

Do hormones make a woman crave not only chocolate, but also power? A new study puts an unusual spin on...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 02:00 AM

Surprise-inside cakes reveal success for local blogger

Bethel resident Amanda Rettke has written her “i am baker” blog for 10 years. Now, with her first cookbook out this month, she is “i am author” with her unexpected cakes.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 09:19 AM

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