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Hannah Sayle

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Hannah Sayle is an Audience Editor at the Star Tribune.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Sayle moved to Minneapolis in 2013, when she was named managing editor of City Pages. She was previously a news reporter and food writer for Memphis Flyer and Memphis magazine. In 2019, Sayle joined the Star Tribune as a digital editor in the features department. She has won awards for her music and food criticism from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Recent content from Hannah Sayle
What was life like in Minnesota during the flu pandemic of 1918?

What was life like in Minnesota during the flu pandemic of 1918?

The deadly event a century ago — amid a world war and historic wildfires — is a stark reminder that things today could be worse.
Archive: Tracking COVID-19 vaccinations in Minnesota

Archive: Tracking COVID-19 vaccinations in Minnesota

Daily vaccination data is not being updated after June 30, 2021. To see current weekly vaccination rates and COVID-19 data in Minnesota, go here.…
Paula McMahon prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as the mass public vaccination program gets underway, at the NHS Louisa Jordan

What you need to know about Minnesota's vaccine plan

Here are answers to questions you may have about vaccines and the state's strategy to vaccinate millions of Minnesotans.
In this image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin address Hennepin County J

A day-by-day recap of the Derek Chauvin murder trial

After nearly three weeks of testimony, the defense rested its case Thursday in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Here's a look back at each day's testimony.
Derek Chauvin was handcuffed and taken into custody after being found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd.

What happened each day in the Derek Chauvin trial

Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the killing of George Floyd.
Who are the jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial?

Who are the jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial?

Though the jurors will remain anonymous, here's what we know about the jury seated for Derek Chauvin's trial in the killing of George Floyd.
Witnesses who testified so far in the Derek Chauvin trial include, clockwise from top left: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo; HCMC Dr. Bradf

Who were the witnesses in the Derek Chauvin trial?

These are the individuals who testified in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd.
Chris Montana, owner of Du Nord Craft Spirits: “The slow process that rebuilt Lake Street over 30 years from when I was introduced to it in the ‘9

How the country's first black-owned microdistillery survived COVID-19, then the Minneapolis riots

"There's been so much change, there is no normal," said Chris Montana, owner of Du Nord Craft Spirits.
How Minnesota's pets are handling their humans' COVID-19 work-from-home routine

How Minnesota's pets are handling their humans' COVID-19 work-from-home routine

A rigorous analysis of the teleworking readiness of our furry friends and companions.
Billing itself as "Minnesota's only dog bar," Unleashed Hounds and Hops opens Jan. 30 in Minneapolis.

Minnesota's first 'dog bar' opens in downtown Minneapolis today

Take a deep breath: the trained staffers are called "Ruffarees."
"You can take Winona out of Winona..." Ryder ponders while lying in a snowbank under the Winona, Minn. welcome sign.

Watch Winona Ryder's Super Bowl commercial, a love note to Winona, Minn.

On a quest to find herself, Winona Ryder takes a trip to her birthplace, Winona, Minn., in a new Super Bowl ad for Squarespace.
After 18 years in business, the downtown location of Ike's Food & Cocktails is closing for good.

Ike's Food & Cocktails in downtown Minneapolis is permanently closed

After shutting at the start of the year for renovations, the downtown bar will now close for good.
Blackbird Cafe in south Minneapolis.

Blackbird Cafe in south Minneapolis closes after more than a decade

After more than a decade of serving the Twin Cities, Blackbird Cafe is now shuttered.
City Works Eatery, 600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis.

City Works sports bar in the former Block E in downtown Minneapolis has closed

The Chicago-based chain located in the former Block E is shuttered.
From top left: Lazerbeak, R.T. Rybak, Eric Dayton, Haley McCallum, Angela Davis, Gavin Kaysen, Jessie Diggins, Alex West Steinman, Julie Schumacher, S

13 standout Minnesotans reflect on what made their decades great

Looking back on moments that defined the past 10 years, from personal challenges to professional triumphs.
Thirteen-year-old Kiran Alwy, runner-up on “Chopped Junior,” in the kitchen of her home in St. Louis Park.

For 13-year-old Twin Cities chef, TV's 'Chopped Junior' is just the beginning

Young Minnesota chef takes her talents to Food Network's "Chopped Junior" — and beyond.
One of two ornate front parlors at St. Agatha’s, this room is now the registration area for hotel guests. (Courtesy Celeste)

Former St. Paul convent is reborn as a boutique hotel

A former convent and conservatory in downtown St. Paul is now Celeste St. Paul Hotel and Bar.
A slice of coconut cream pie at Honey and Rye in St. Louis Park.

Is coconut cream really Minnesota's favorite Thanksgiving pie? No.

Pie-lovers across the state — and the country — are sounding off on a wacky list of Thanksgiving "favorites."
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, seen in January, said the state's anti-drug ad campaign was about "solutions and hope."

'Meth. We're on it:' South Dakota ad campaign is raising eyebrows

The provocative approach, published on the website "," elicited widespread criticism.
Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski didn't love the original version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside," so they made their own.

Minnesotans remade 'Baby It's Cold Outside' – now John Legend, Kelly Clarkson take it on

The song, which has been criticized for downplaying the importance of consent, is getting another makeover.
Emily Wiltzius had two pucks and gave them both away. She received 26 more from the Minnesota Wild for her kindness.

Cutest Wild fans demonstrate 'Minnesota Nice' in viral video

For their kindness, the kids were surprised with new gear and game tickets from Wild player Jason Zucker and his wife, Carly.
Mahershala Ali from “Hunks & Heroes” by Jim Moore

GQ fashion icon and St. Paul native looks back on stylish career

With the release of his new book, the Minnesota man behind GQ fashion Jim Moore looks back on his career and the celebrities he dressed, from Kanye to Colbert.
Graphic norovirus graphic from city of Minneapolis causes a stir

Graphic norovirus graphic from city of Minneapolis causes a stir

Global Handwashing Day is Tuesday, Oct. 15. Celebrate by reminding yourself what havoc norovirus can wreak.
The rooftop restaurant at RH lit up at night.

A peek inside Edina's swankiest new rooftop restaurant

Continuing its tradition of wooing shoppers with fine dining, Restoration Hardware opened its retail restaurant in the Twin Cities at the end of September.
Deer have lived on the Schell's brewery grounds for 159 years.

Schell's assures the public its pet deer are not starving

A concerned citizen raised the alarm on social media, but Schell's and New Ulm Animal Control confirm the deer are not being mistreated.
Surly Darkness 2019

Surly Darkness Day approaches: A sneak peek — and taste — of Darkness 2019

The annual celebration of Surly's special stout is Sept. 27 and 28. Here's what you need to know.
Delicata has given way to Foxtrot, a burger bar by Matty O'Reilly.

Delicata Pizza in St. Paul closed to become a burger bar

Owner Matty O'Reilly is changing tack with the Como Park pizzeria.
Canned meat is made to last, but this flavor won't stick around.

Pumpkin Spice Spam makes its debut this fall

Move over, lattes. It's time for canned meat to have its share of the pumpkin spice frenzy.
Pizza Nea has been a Twin Cities favorite for authentic Neapolitan crust pizza.

After 17 years, Pizza Nea on Hennepin Av. is closing

The Neapolitan pizza restaurant will serve its last pie on Saturday evening.
Reverie Mobile Kitchen serves vegan food. The brick-and-mortar location is slated to open this fall.

Vegan restaurant seeks crowdfunding to open in south Minneapolis

The plant-based kitchen left its brick-and-mortar restaurant at Franklin and Nicollet in 2017.
Goat dum biryani dish at the Copper Pot restaurant, in downtown Minneapolis restaurant.

Copper Pot Indian Grill in downtown Minneapolis has closed

The restaurant opened in 2012.
Crispy bird's nest noodles at Jun in the North Loop.

North Loop's only Chinese restaurant reopens

A sprinkler system malfunction flooded the restaurant last October. Now it's reopening to the public.
Canal Park Brewery's Kölsch- Alakef Infusion is one of their newest beers that has a hint of coffee mixed in. With the brewery right on the shore of

13 taprooms to visit along Minnesota's North Shore

An essential guide to the beers, ciders and spirits Up North.
Green + the Grain's Cowboy salad can also be made as a wrap.

Popular local salad chain Green + the Grain coming to St. Paul this year

More leafy lunch options will arrive later this year.
The Lynhall will host the Sunday Sober Supper series once a month.

'Not drinking is normal': Sober dinner series seeks a new norm in fine dining

The event, which takes place on Sept. 22 at the Lynhall, is a four-course meal geared toward diners who are sober or "sober-curious."
Restaurant manager Tommy Franklin cleared a table for waiting customers at All Square.

One of the 100 World's Greatest Places of 2019? This Minneapolis sandwich shop

It's not so much what they serve, but who they employ that makes All Square a special spot.
Seeing double? It's not you, it's Stephanie Oyen (left), an Elizabeth Warren doppelganger at the presidential candidate's rally in Minnesota on Monday

Elizabeth Warren meets her lookalike at Minnesota rally

The presidential candidate was taking selfies at Monday's town hall when she came face to face with a familiar person.
July 28, 1994 Customers enjoy the old-fashioned decor at the Old Spaghetti Factory.

After 25 years, Old Spaghetti Factory closing in downtown Mpls. to make way for Pinstripes

Before the nearby North Loop was the North Loop and before the Metrodome was just a sepia-toned bit of Twin Cities sports lore, one giant…
The "Baller Bacon" comes with shears so you can cut the thick bacon strip into shareable pieces.

Bacon Social House, a bacon-themed bar and restaurant, opens Friday in downtown Minneapolis

The Denver-based restaurant is opening its first location in Minnesota.
Left, Felix in the oxygen chamber immediately after the accident; right, Felix recovering at home.

Whatever happened to the viral Maplewood cat who went through a washing machine?

Felix the cat's harrowing experience became a national story. Now, his owners share an update on his recovery.
Easton Zarras, 2 was having a wonderful time playing with his brother Mitchell, 16 as they cooled off at SandVenture Aquatic Park in Shakopee.

6 ways to handle the heat in the Twin Cities

With temperatures climbing into the 90s and the dew point hovering in the upper 60s and lower 70s, weather in the Twin Cities is officially hot and sticky.
A view of the gallery for the "Foot in the Door 4" exhibition in 2010. The show was created in 1980 by the Artist Panel of the Minneapolis Artist Exhi

Once a decade, Minneapolis Institute of Art opens its gallery walls to all artists — with a catch

Having your art displayed in a major museum is a rare honor. But once every ten years, Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) offers that singular…
Hannah Gadsby in "Nanette."

Netflix's groundbreaking comedy star Hannah Gadsby brings funny, feminist act to Mpls.

REVIEW: The Australian comic makes good on her hit "Nanette" special by showing what comedy could be.
Halima Aden was also the first to compete in a Miss USA competition in a hijab and burkini.

Minnesota Muslim model wears burkini in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Halima Aden was also the first Miss Minnesota contestant to compete in a hijab and burkini.