Christy DeSmith

Special sections editor | Niche Products
Christy DeSmith edits the Star Tribune’s weekly Outdoors Weekend section and its annual Best of MN publication. She previously worked as a magazine editor and writer specializing in art, design, lifestyle and travel.

Recent content from Christy DeSmith

Cryptic Critters: Impressive examples of camouflage in Minnesota

Look closely. These animals are wearing perfect camouflage for their Minnesota surroundings.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 12:59 PM

Outdoor fitness options for hardy Minnesotans

Studies show outdoor exercise is one of the best ways to treat seasonal affective disorder, aka the “winter blues.”

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Outdoor fitness options for hardy Minnesotans

Outdoor exercise is one of the best ways to treat seasonal affective disorder, aka the “winter blues.”

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 05:45 PM

Yurts arrive in Minnesota State Parks

Ultra-cool yurts have arrived at some Minnesota State Parks. Reservations available soon.

Updated: November 27, 2014, - 04:52 PM

Club curl: Minneapolis salons help women love their hair

At two Minneapolis salons, women are encouraged to love the natural state of their hair. No blowouts allowed.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 12:56 PM

When it comes to kids' menus, these restaurants get an A+

Forget bland and boring. These restaurants have interesting options for the little ones. What are your favorite kid-friendly menus? Let us know in the comments.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 10:38 AM

MIDLIFE: Training for the long run

Howard Ojalvo started running in his late 50s. Six marathons later, he reflects on the benefits of arriving late to...

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 10:14 AM

Top Workplaces: Special award winners

Employees singled out these companies for special praise.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 06:23 AM

Tiny places for tiny people: 5 family-friendly museums

The Bakken, Science and Minnesota Children's museums are all beloved Twin Cities destinations for families. Here's where to bring the little ones next.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 07:40 PM

Eight don't-miss shows at Minnesota museums

The popular Science Museum of Minnesota exhibit Ultimate Dinosaurs is one of eight don't-miss shows at Minnesota museums.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 01:53 PM

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