Jeff Strickler

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-7392
Jeff Strickler has served as the Star Tribune movie critic, reported on religion and is currently is focusing on a wide array of general-interest feature stories, with a partial emphasis on health and fitness.

Recent content from Jeff Strickler

Addiction relapses like Hoffman's aren't rare

Philip Symour Hoffman’s presumed death from an overdose shocked people who knew about how successful he’d been in battling his addiction issues. Treatment professionals, however, rarely are surprised by a relapse.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 11:51 AM

Eating at your desk, an annoyance and a necessity

Desks are the hot new lunch spot, complete with pungent aromas and plenty of crumbs. Workers say they’re just trying to keep up, but the practice might actually be holding them back.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 03:14 PM

Climbing league drives Twin Cities members up the wall

While the Climbing Wall Association trade group extols the virtues of the sport’s total body workout, it hasn’t taken rank-and-file climbers long to discover the competitive possibilities.

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 04:27 PM

Stress can be as contagious as germs

We can easily pick up secondhand stress from the people around us. We also can pass it on.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 05:28 PM

Jan Kuehnemund, 59: Her guitar shredded barriers for women

She founded the all-girl metal band Vixen in 1973, while she was still in high school. Kicking open doors for women in the sexist world of rock music, she would one day be known as the Guitar Queen.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 02:23 PM

Vince Flynn, 47: Dyslexia couldn’t stop the bestsellers

Struggling with dyslexia, Flynn forced himself to write. This counterintuitive approach resulted in a string of bestselling thrillers, as readers snapped up more than 15 million copies.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 10:05 AM

Warning: Office holiday snacking can be detrimental to your career

In the office holiday eating frenzy, the person with the biggest bowl of candy isn’t always the winner.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:36 AM

Minnesota crossword puzzle-makers think inside the box

A 10-letter phrase for the home of a large, very successful community of crossword puzzlemakers? Twin Cities.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 10:08 AM

Pepin, Wis., blacksmith achieves excellence in ironclad art

In our continuing series about everyday people mastering their craft, this ornamental blacksmith has pounded out a national reputation.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 10:55 AM

Uff da! New Star Tribune comic strip is Scandinavian to its roots

A popular comic in Denmark, WuMo is bringing its wacky brand of humor to the Star Tribune.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 07:52 AM

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