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Richard Chin

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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Richard:

Fading 'ghost ads' of the Twin Cities are preserved in a new book

Decades-old messages painted on brick walls touting pop, beer, banks and farm implements are an evocative, bygone part of the urban landscape. → Read More

Becoming a hybrid worker? Here are some suggestions on how to do it

Being in the office only one day of the week won't be the same as the old Monday through Friday grind. → Read More

Welcome home celebration set for Minnesota cross-country skiing champ Jessie Diggins

The public is invited to the event on April 2 in Afton. → Read More

For the first time in 70 years, Nazi propaganda posters on display at St. Olaf museum

The exhibit deals with the ethical questions arising from conserving these wartime artifacts. → Read More

From Green Bay to Green Day, celebrate St. Patrick's Day with our quiz about all things green

This multiple-choice test about our favorite hue at this time of year won't leave you jaded. → Read More

A Minnesotan who knew little about her Scandinavian roots won a Swedish reality TV show

Minneapolis writer Sally Franson won small screen fame and a priceless connection to family. → Read More

What do succotash, hubbub and plankton have in common? They're among the words Minnesotans love to say

From blather to bituminous, readers share the words that tickle their ears and minds. → Read More

How did we become so sarcastic?

We're so awash in sarcasm that researchers and government agencies are studying it. While it may make us sound smart, it's a tricky way to communicate. → Read More

A high flier from Minnesota is on the path to space

Minneapolis native Anil Menon is a doctor, pilot and an Air Force officer. Now he's going to be an astronaut. → Read More

The lazy person's guide to last-minute DIY Christmas gifts

How to save Christmas even if you're a cheap, lazy, inept procrastinator. → Read More

Get ready to say 'awwww': Winners of the annual Halloween pet costume contest

The outfits ranged from store-bought to custom-sewn and sometimes entailed elaborate props and scenic locations. → Read More

Meet the fastest Ikea furniture assembler in the Twin Cities

An ace with an Allen wrench puts together Ikea furniture so you don't have to. → Read More

Conversation with a legend: Alan Page on education, criminal justice, bow ties and the love of his life

Alan Page is still trying to make Minnesota a better place. → Read More

A runner turns the streets of Minneapolis into a puzzle you can solve

A Twin Cities athlete uses his feet and a GPS watch to draw a giant maze in Minneapolis. → Read More

Bonsai tree owners across the Twin Cities are battling tree thieves

The theft of these miniature trees — which can be worth thousands of dollars — is no petty crime. → Read More

Mankato English professor named Minnesota's first Native poet laureate

Gwen Nell Westerman has written about Dakota history and language and has won two Minnesota Book Awards. → Read More

Minnesota man comes up short in national mullet competition

An Austin man came in 11th in the USA Mullet Championship. But he'll be back. → Read More

How the Twin Cities became the place to go if you're crazy enough to want to walk 100 miles in a day

Ultradistance athletes come here to attempt a rare feat: walking 100 miles in 24 hours. → Read More

What are the hot new toys for kids? Here are our 4 favorites

From chess boards to fancy putties, the pandemic has put its mark on gifts for kids. → Read More

Ever want to drive a railroad locomotive? This is the next best thing

Odd-looking utility vehicles allow railroad fans to engineer the ride of their dreams. → Read More