Jeff Strickler

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-7392
Jeff Strickler works on the Variety staff, where he splits his time between reporting on a wide array of general-interest feature stories and serving as an assistant features editor.

Recent content from Jeff Strickler

June 5, 2013: Como Zoo unveils new gorilla exhibit

With new digs and a new cast of characters, the primates at the Como Zoo are ready for prime time.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 02:58 PM

Is it smart to play dumb on the job?

Intelligent people are saying “functional stupidity” makes the workplace more efficient. But other smart people say that isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 07:36 PM

Meditation goes mainstream

With doctors prescribing it and scientists swearing by it, you clearly don’t need to be a monk to meditate. Enthusiasts have even given it a new name:"mindfulness."

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 06:08 PM

Minn. native's willingness to share trauma of plane crash inspires film

For 25 years, George Lamson Jr. kept his painful memories to himself. His willingness to finally share has led to a movie about people who have endured such rare experiences.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 03:15 PM

Nothing nice about reaction to NYC's version of Nice Ride

While the Nice Ride bike-sharing program is beloved in the Twin Cities, the folks in New York City are not being very nice about the introduction of a similar system.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 03:31 PM

No. 7: Zach Sobiech, whose song 'Clouds' touched millions around the world, dies

A terminally ill Minnesota teenager whose farewell song became a worldwide sensation died Monday morning.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 09:06 AM

Rankings: Twin Cities are No. 1 on these lists

Here’s a list of our top-ranking lists:Fittest cities, American College of Sports Medicine: No. 1.Gayest cities, Advocate magazine: No. 1.Cleanest...

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 04:22 PM

List rage makes the rankings of what irks us

When it comes to city rankings, the Twin Cities are usually No. 1. Placing us lower makes our list of the things that irritate us most.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 03:56 PM

Denise Specht elected president of Minnesota's teachers union

Tom Dooher, who had led Education Minnesota since 2007, was ousted in a vote Saturday.

Updated: April 27, 2013, - 06:15 PM

A new Paul Bunyan legend: Being hip

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox have put a new twist on their status as legends – by becoming fashion trendsetters.

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 02:38 PM

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