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

Half a century later, Peace Corps volunteer still hopeful

A lot has happened in the 51 years since Rhoda and Earle Brooks were among the very first Peace Corps volunteers.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 02:38 PM

Yes, Virginia, Minnesota really is nice

Researchers not only have proven that Minnesota Nice exists, they've quantified it.

Updated: December 24, 2012, - 08:35 PM

Dec. 23, 2012: A song played on heartstrings

Terminally ill teen Zach Sobiech channeled his emotions into a song that has touched many.

Updated: December 24, 2012, - 07:47 AM

The winter debate heats up

Would another mild winter be a good thing? Or would it chip away at the foundation of the very things that make us Minnesotans?

Updated: December 21, 2012, - 07:23 PM

Go ahead, color me hungry

The key to losing weight might be as simple as mixing and matching the colors of your food and plates.

Updated: December 21, 2012, - 02:56 PM

Obituary: Peter Herbert was a busy volunteer, instant best friend

Trish Herbert knew that her husband, Peter, had befriended a lot of people, but she never realized how many until his death. "The UPS man got really sad when I told him," she said. "That's when I realized that I didn't know" how vast his social circle was.

Updated: December 18, 2012, - 08:59 PM

Stop the (holiday) music

There's a science to annoying us with those familiar holiday tunes. It's the repetition that has some people feeling bah-humbug.

Updated: December 12, 2012, - 03:36 PM

Is love simply a matter of common scents?

Forget the old saying that "a way to a man's heart is through his stomach." These days, the path goes through his nose.

Updated: December 12, 2012, - 03:18 PM

Some assembly required for these bikes

Needing volunteer labor to put together bikes for kids before the holidays, a charity holds a fastest wrench contest.

Updated: December 09, 2012, - 10:20 PM

Working hard at cyber shopping

Browse away: More companies are allowing employees to sneak in a little online shopping.

Updated: November 29, 2012, - 08:47 AM

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