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

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

Minnesota author challenges cemeteries' macabre stereotype

A local “cemetery enthusiast” is on a crusade to change the macabre stereotype of these final resting places. To him, they might as well be public parks.

Updated: May 25, 2014, - 02:01 PM

Toy exhibit at Minnesota History Center isn't just child's play

The Minnesota History Center is taking a serious look at children’s playthings from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 06:07 PM

Retired car salesman now helps buyers

A tried-to-be-retired car salesman softens the hard sell by acting as an ally for buyers and working to save them money.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 02:44 PM

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