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

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

Expanded Minneapolis Bike Week kicks off Sunday

In our long-running tug-of-war to be deemed the nation’s best biking city, we’re pulling out all the stops on Bike Week, which starts Sunday.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 04:06 PM

Memoir by Zach Sobiech's mom shines through the 'Clouds'

The Lakeland teenager became an international sensation after he was diagnosed with cancer and wrote a farewell song titled “Clouds.”

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 04:39 PM

The cold, hard facts about the snow that lingers into spring

The calendar and the temperatures say it’s spring. But the last vestiges of our long, hard winter – the die-hard snowbanks – refuse to acknowledge the change in season.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 11:14 AM

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