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

In pubs, one bagpipe band has become St. Pat’s soundtrack

Imagine running in a marathon while carrying a noisy, unwieldy instrument – and wearing a skirt. For years, a band of busy bagpipers have made it their mission to fill as many pubs as possible with the sounds of Ireland.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 01:17 PM

U.S. bird watchers head to Iron Range in search of rare sightings

Bird-watchers from all over the country flock to a frozen Iron Range bog in hopes of spotting rarely seen species flying south out of Canada.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 08:09 PM

Are we drowning in reusable grocery bags?

“Green” grocery bags once were going to save the planet. Now they’re multiplying in closets.

Updated: February 25, 2013, - 06:36 PM

Minnesota ranks near bottom in pet ownership

In a report likely to surprise pet fanciers, the American Veterinary Medical Association found that Minnesota ranks 42nd in pet ownership. The news is even worse for dog lovers.

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 12:36 PM

Pop! Goes the soda shop

A half-century after their heyday, soda fountain drinks are making a comeback.

Updated: February 07, 2013, - 09:43 AM

Portly pets vying to be the biggest loser

Calling all pudgy pooches and fat cats. It’s time to get your humans to enter you in “The Biggest Shedder,” a weight-loss contest for overweight pets.

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 09:02 AM

Al Gore shares views on future, 'The Future'

The former vice president will visit Minneapolis to talk about the global forces affecting our lives and what we can do to control them.

Updated: February 02, 2013, - 06:15 PM

Minnesotan is an unheralded horseman

A Minnesota cowboy has one of the toughest jobs in the World’s Toughest Rodeo. “I’ve been dreaming of doing this since I was 5 years old,” he says.

Updated: January 31, 2013, - 09:58 AM

Black ops comic book targets Minneapolis

A terrorist has planted a bomb in Minneapolis, and a crack team of military operatives has only six hours to find it. Relax; it’s not real. It’s the plot of a comic book created by local artist Mitch Gerads.

Updated: January 25, 2013, - 03:02 PM

Birds sing louder near noisy traffic

Ornithologists have come up with a twist on Aesop’s fable about the country mouse and the city mouse. Their version...

Updated: January 22, 2013, - 04:33 PM

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