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

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

White-collar punk band defies every stereotype of the genre

Think of every stereotype that applies to punk rockers, then turn it inside out. The result is a band that boasts white collars and advanced degrees.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 04:16 PM

Minnesota counseling center turns grief inside out

After her first child was stillborn, Candy McVicar founded what has become a national resource for parents who have lost an infant.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 03:09 PM

Copy cats to take on puppies in Super Bowl competition

The Hallmark Channel cable TV network announced that it is launching the Kitten Bowl as counterprogramming to the Puppy Bowl, which has run on Animal Planet since 2005.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 04:36 PM

Scary masks hide even-scarier germs

If you think the Halloween masks of monsters, demons and other nasty beings that you see lining store shelves are frightening, you don’t know half of it.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 01:57 PM

Avoid becoming the office dinosaur

The unprecedented technology-driven evolution of the workplace can leave older workers feeling obsolete. Here's how to stave off extinction.

Updated: October 27, 2013, - 01:55 PM

Vikings are losing games -- and popularity

With the Vikings having less than a stellar season, local football fans aren’t the only ones getting frustrated. People from other parts of the country are joining in on bailing out on the team.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 02:15 PM

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