Jeff Strickler

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-7392
Jeff Strickler has served as the Star Tribune movie critic, reported on religion and is currently is focusing on a wide array of general-interest feature stories, with a partial emphasis on health and fitness.

Recent content from Jeff Strickler

Como Zoo primates go ape over harp music

A volunteer harpist has found an appreciative audience among the gorillas, orangutans and monkeys at the Como Park Zoo.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 08:00 AM

Climate change threatens loon, other Minnesota birds, Audubon study finds

If climate change keeps raising Minnesota temperatures, loons and other birds could push north.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 01:18 AM

Bar Abilene in Uptown closes

The note thanked customers, employees and vendors, but did not state a reason for the closure.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 05:58 AM

Why we hate to wait

If you want to complain about waiting, you'll need to get in line.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 02:25 PM

Kickball-golf hybrid is exploding in popularity in Minnesota

Footgolf, a kickball-golf hybrid, is the hot game on the fairways as courses spring up around the Twin Cities at a blistering pace.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Golden Valley woman walks neighborhood every day for 20 years

Joan Monson enthusiastically welcomes anyone who wants to join her on her daily walk, but the invitation comes with a caveat: “You know that if it’s raining, we’re still going.”

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 02:58 PM

Homeless youths tell their stories in a movie they're making

A Twin Cities filmmaker hopes that pairing disadvantaged teens from six local homeless shelters with a crew of movie professionals will shed light on the challenges faced by the homeless and give the struggling young people a foot in the door.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 02:05 PM

Sailing for a song: Free rides on Lake Calhoun include a singalong

You’ve heard of singing for your supper. Now, two gentle souls who love sailing – and singing – offer free rides on Lake Calhoun.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Obituary: Ted Weinberg sold satisfaction, not just cars

Over five decades of selling cars, Ted Weinberg sold a lot of them. But he made even more friends.“He treated...

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 10:25 AM

Day trip: Jordan is much more than you see from the highway

Just a few blocks off Hwy. 169, Jordan is nestled along the Minnesota River. While the residential streets have a suburban feel — this town of 6,000 is just a half-hour commute from Minneapolis — the downtown evokes a quaint, turn-of-the-century small town.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 02:45 PM

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