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Sue Campbell

Assistant Managing Editor | Features
Phone: 612-673-4032

Sue Campbell is the managing editor for features. Her teams cover lifestyle, arts & entertainment, food & drink, home & garden, travel and books. Sue also edits the quarterly Star Tribune magazine. 

Campbell has been a digital and print journalist for 25 years. She spent 20 years at the St. Paul Pioneer Press as a features and projects editor, ultimately moving to the Metro team, where she led the paper's coverage of courts, crime, communities and politics. Outside of newspapers, she was the editorial director for PBS/Next Avenue, a national digital project. She started her career as a magazine writer, and holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing. For 15 years, she lived on 13 acres in Scandia, Minnesota, where she raised chickens -- and three children. She recently returned to city living.
Recent content from Sue Campbell
From cozy to classy, shop local for holiday giving.

Essential Minnesota gift guide: 61 perfect picks while we're all home for the holidays

From cozy to classy, shop local for holiday giving.
Kelly Wallace of A Rare Bird Antiques says don’t hesitate to buy vintage art you love.

With vintage art, what's old is new again

Here are tips on how to take a page from the past and invest in vintage art.
Take in sprawling views of the mighty Mississippi at the Buena Vista Park overlook in Alma, Wis.

3 mini-vacations in the Midwest that offer spectacular scenery and won't break the bank

These three quick trips feel worlds away.
No fair? We've got you covered

No fair? We've got you covered

Star Tribune launches online version of Minnesota's Great Get Together.
Zelda Curti and Susan Griak lead twin lives with matching sons, dogs, ages, life phases.

Twin Cities friends confront aging with a face serum — and the f-bomb

Friends confront aging stereotypes with their face serum.
Explorer/journalist/quasi-anthropologist Dan Buettner said he parachuted into kitchens to watch cooks. “It’s almost always women.”

'Blue Zones' author Dan Buettner creates cookbook to help you live healthier longer

His idea: If you want to live to a healthy old age, eat the way healthy old people do.
Nicole Vibar makes three Got Moxys with dragon berry Bacardi, lime juice, blackberry puree, cherry bitters spritz, and a lime at Moxy hotel bar in dow

5 Twin Cities hotel bars with the best staycation getaway vibes

These Twin Cities spots feel like an escape -- no plane ticket necessary.
At Basecamp Fitness, ride an “assault” bike for a minute, then do strength training, then repeat. And don’t forget to high-five in between.

Controlled chaos defines this efficient, 35-minute interval workout in the North Loop

Basecamp Fitness offers an efficient, effective workout with "assault" bikes and strength training.
Barre3 in Edina.

Work your muscles until they 'shake and quake' at Barre3 in Edina

Class draws from yoga, Pilates and ballet for an hour of all-in-one cardio, strength and mindfulness.
Yoga master Lynn Shuck helps her students put both feet forward with foot exercises.

Our poor, tired feet take constant abuse, but this Minnesota yoga master can help

A yoga master holds foot clinics that can help not only your toes but your aching knees, hips and back.
Can saltwater sensory deprivation tanks ease stress? We tried it at Sanctuary Float Spa in Minnetonka.

Floating nude in a dark Minnetonka salt tank – what could go wrong?

The new generation of saltwater sensory deprivation tanks offer a taste of deep relaxation — and salt.
If you prefer strength in numbers, local gyms such as Life Time offer barbell strength classes that can benefit all ages and fitness levels.

Twin Cities fitness class offers a full-body workout with surprising benefits

A new study confirms that having strong muscles can lengthen your life.
The exterior of the Hotel Landing in Wayzata.

Twin Cities staycation: 3 new hotels impress

Three new hotels within a 30-mile radius of Minneapolis provide a plush experience at home.
Salt Salon in St. Louis Park has a new salt cave treatment meant to boost health and reduce stress.

Taking a breather in St. Louis Park's new 'salt cave'

The owner of Salt Salon Spa Cafe says breathing in salt-diffused air can reduce stress and improve your health. We gave it a try.
Classes at Alchemy 365 combine moves and equipment in different ways, which makes for a different workout nearly every day.

Twin Cities gym offers challenging 'Alchemy' of yoga, strength and cardio

Twin Cities gym blends yoga, strength and cardio for a killer workout.
QUEEN OF CLEAN: Vig’s strength has long been organization. Now she’s using that gift to help people.

Why all your stuff stresses you out and what you can do about it

Michele Vig is on a mission to stop the spread of clutter.
Built from scratch: Kristine and Tom Anderson said they enjoyed building their cabin by themselves. “It felt good to figure things out by ourselves.

Mpls. designer reveals how she built a secluded DIY cabin from scratch

The couple has no regrets about the time and effort spent building from scratch: "We learned we worked really well together. We had so much fun."
Designer Andrew Flesher created an open, airy feel in Minneapolis’ stately 510 Groveland building.

Airy, open design breathes fresh air into classic Minneapolis apartment building

Andrew Flesher knows Minneapolis' stately 510 Groveland building intimately.
U.S. Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium morphs into holiday shopping hot spot

Starting Friday morning, the stadium's massive main concourse will be transformed into a holiday boutique with some 200 vendors.
A design by Christopher Straub is part of a three-week lobby pop-up event featuring original designs inspired by Prince at the Minneapolis Art Institu

Prince-inspired fashions on display at Minneapolis Institute of Art

The purple pop star inspired this fashionable assemblage at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Water running is becoming the exercise of choice for those who can’t pound the pavement anymore.

Running without pounding the pavement? Get on HydroTrack with water workouts

HydroTrack takes track training and translates it into no-impact water workouts.
Laura Johnson and Bri Dube joked during a fascia stretch therapy session. Johnson relies on soothing speech to keep clients relaxed and at ease.

What is my fascia and why should I stretch it?

Why a massage that doesn't feel good can be good for you.
A view of the lifeguard’s chair at Big Marine Park Reserve.

On a beach in Minnesota, a missing boy linked strangers into a human chain

It was a relaxing summer day until a lifeguard arrived with an unsettling order: All adults must help search the water for a missing 6-year-old.