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

June 6, 2013: Get to know the gorillas at Como Zoo

Meet the residents of Gorilla Forest:SchroederWeight: 525 pounds. Age: 27. Birthplace: San Diego.Although Schroeder tends to look as if...

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 02:11 PM

June 5, 2013: Como Zoo unveils new gorilla exhibit

With new digs and a new cast of characters, the primates at the Como Zoo are ready for prime time.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 02:58 PM

Is it smart to play dumb on the job?

Intelligent people are saying “functional stupidity” makes the workplace more efficient. But other smart people say that isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 07:36 PM

Meditation goes mainstream

With doctors prescribing it and scientists swearing by it, you clearly don’t need to be a monk to meditate. Enthusiasts have even given it a new name:"mindfulness."

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 06:08 PM

Minn. native's willingness to share trauma of plane crash inspires film

For 25 years, George Lamson Jr. kept his painful memories to himself. His willingness to finally share has led to a movie about people who have endured such rare experiences.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 03:15 PM

Nothing nice about reaction to NYC's version of Nice Ride

While the Nice Ride bike-sharing program is beloved in the Twin Cities, the folks in New York City are not being very nice about the introduction of a similar system.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 03:31 PM

No. 7: Zach Sobiech, whose song 'Clouds' touched millions around the world, dies

A terminally ill Minnesota teenager whose farewell song became a worldwide sensation died Monday morning.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 09:06 AM

Rankings: Twin Cities are No. 1 on these lists

Here’s a list of our top-ranking lists:Fittest cities, American College of Sports Medicine: No. 1.Gayest cities, Advocate magazine: No. 1.Cleanest...

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 04:22 PM

List rage makes the rankings of what irks us

When it comes to city rankings, the Twin Cities are usually No. 1. Placing us lower makes our list of the things that irritate us most.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 03:56 PM

Denise Specht elected president of Minnesota's teachers union

Tom Dooher, who had led Education Minnesota since 2007, was ousted in a vote Saturday.

Updated: April 27, 2013, - 06:15 PM

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