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Micah Emmel-Duke

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Micah Emmel-Duke is an occasional copy editor and freelance journalist for the Star Tribune. His work has also appeared in City Pages.

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Emmel-Duke moved to Minnesota in 2008 and completed a bachelor's in journalism at the University of Minnesota in 2017. He has worked in special education, catering, digital publishing and marketing, and beekeeping.
Recent content from Micah Emmel-Duke
The lines of food trucks along Hennepin Avenue, as seen from the upper level of Kitchen Window.

Why one in four Mpls. food trucks haven't been getting annual inspection

Think you have a hard time finding a specific food truck in the summertime? Try being an inspector -- in the off-season.
Malllard duck hen and brood are a typical wetland sight.

Minnesota sees tiny gain in wetlands acreage, but quality is concerning

Many of the newer wetlands are manmade, and, unsurprisingly, nature usually makes them better than humans.
Pioneer Hall, the oldest dorm on the U of M Twin Cities campus.

Who's going to college in Minnesota?

Race, socioeconomic status still make a difference in which high school graduates register for college, although the state average has held steady. Find out how your high school measures up.
Dominic Schneider of Maplewood cast for muskies Saturday on the border water opener for those big fish.

Minnesota fishing license sales hold steady, but anglers are aging

Fishing in Minnesota doesn't attract as many young people as it once did, according to a report from the Department of Natural Resources.
Trust in the news media has dropped to a historic low. Whether it's because of so-called fake news or the partisan bubble of social media, readers are

How much do you trust the news media? Here's what we found out

Corey Stewart

Minn. native running for Va. governor gets into flap over Confederate statues

Corey Stewart took to Twitter to protest the removal of Confederate memorials in New Orleans this week. Reaction to his tweet was swift and biting.

Brine seen as possible solution to winter salt problem

City of Minneapolis plows drivers salted intersections and plowed trouble spots across the city on February 7, 2013.

Could brine be the solution to Minnesota's road salt problem?

The Minnesota Department of Transportation used more brine solution before snowy weather this winter than in years past, but traditional salt and sand are still heavily used.
A Shorewood resident came home to find a broken window -- and a turkey perched on the couch.

Fowl play: Wild turkey breaks into Shorewood house, hangs out on couch

A wild turkey had made itself at home and was still prancing around on the couch when South Lake Minnetonka police officers arrived at the scene.
Ice skaters take on the frozen trails of Lester Park in Duluth.

In the state of hockey, skaters find new way to 'hike' a trail

If you like Red Bull Crashed Ice but think it's a little too tame, there's a new sport on the block.
An ad placed in the St. Cloud Times Friday by Jacob Wetterling's family thanks the community for all it has done through the years.

Jacob Wetterling's family places thank-you ad on his 39th birthday

Diners enjoy the Skyroom on its last day.

Fans flock to Oak Grill, Skyroom as 113-year Minneapolis tradition ends

As Macy's prepares to close its downtown Minneapolis location in March, its Oak Grill and Skyroom restaurants are shutting their doors today.