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

Acting happy helps keep us healthy, Minn. doctor says

Acting happy helps keep us healthy, says a local doctor who employs the upbeat philosophy in his practice — and his own life.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 09:31 PM

Professional rodeo cowboys aren't just horsing around

Modern-day cowboys, who consider themselves athletes, not outlaws, take their rodeos seriously.

Updated: February 02, 2015, - 06:14 PM

St. Cloud pedaling pioneer has been biking in winter for 30 years

The first time Jim Bertram hopped on his bicycle to commute to work in the dead of winter, he didn’t have any anti-frosting goggles, polypropylene leggings or extra-wide tires. They didn’t exist. That’s because the St. Cloud man started biking year-round 30 years ago.

Updated: January 26, 2015, - 04:14 PM

Danes raise a glass to alcohol-induced ingenuity

A Danish beer maker's marketing campaign capitalizes on a study that found that drinking increases creativity — at least, at first. The effect exists only until the drinker’s blood alcohol level reaches 0.075 percent; after that, things start going downhill fast.

Updated: January 26, 2015, - 03:56 PM

With Mercury in retrograde, we can remain blameless

For the next three weeks, no matter what goes wrong, we’re off the hook, blame-wise anyway. At 9:54 a.m. Wednesday, Mercury is going into retrograde, a phenomenon during which the planet appears to move backward across the sky. Even more important, according to many astrologists, it also makes things go wrong.

Updated: January 19, 2015, - 03:25 PM

Google this: Do Internet searches mirror our moods?

If you buy the theory that Google searches reflect our moods, then spring and fall -- not winter -- are the times of the year that we're the most miserable.

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 08:25 PM

Citrus Bowl: 91-year-old is a Gophers fan for the ages

The last time the Gophers played in a New Year’s Day bowl game was in 1962, and Andy Dyrdal was there. He'll be in Orlando on Thursday.

Updated: December 31, 2014, - 09:37 AM

Matthew Little, 92: Tenacious defender of human rights

As the longtime president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, he was on the front lines of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and ’70s, in his own community and beyond.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 04:47 PM

Nancy Brataas, 86: Dauntless force for women in politics

A former Republican Party chair and the first woman elected to the state Senate on her own merits, she was a master organizer and indefatigable champion for Rochester.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 04:29 PM

History Center toy story is nearing its final chapter

It’s time to quit playing around if you want to see the popular “Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s” exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. The show is closing Jan. 4.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 05:25 PM

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