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Nicole Hvidsten

Deputy Design Director/Features | Newsroom
phone: 612-673-7563
The long and winding road of journalism has taken Nicole on many journeys -- literally. After working at papers throughout the country as a reporter, editor and designer, she has happily settled into her current role as one of the leaders of the Star Tribune design team, specializing in the lifestyle and entertainment sections.
Recent content from Nicole Hvidsten
Cara Anderson of Plymouth in her favorite costume circa 1983: Princess Leia.

From Princess Leia to a paper bag, Minnesotans show off 60 years of Halloween costumes

We asked readers to send in snapshots of their favorite costumes from years past. Most of the costumes were homemade.
Rachel A. Meyers, Minneapolis: Ben the Norwegian spent the first part of his life on the streets; we adopted him three years ago. He is also a fan of

Minnesotans sent in their favorite cat photos, and they're purrretty cute

Take a break from the depressing news to enjoy these cute Minnesota cats.
Joel Jannetto applied a second coat of glaze to a tray of Mercury Mosaics’ signature Moroccan Fish Scale tiles.

Tile as art for all

Mercedes Austin's Mercury Mosaics does handmade work for homeowners.
Bindi, an 11-year-old Chihuahua, loves the water and riding on air mattresses. Vickie Shank of Rogers adopted Bindi after she had eight babies!

Minnesota pooches enjoy the dog days of summer in hilarious reader photos

More than 100 readers sent in pictures showing how their pooch beats the heat during the summer.
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