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

Hennepin paramedic's life was saved by the CPR he teaches

He teaches it, preaches it, then needed it. A paramedic who has taught CPR for decades tells how he wound up on the opposite end of his life-saving job.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 03:49 PM

With skyscraper stair climbs, fitness races to new heights

Skyscraper stair climbs are the rage with endurance athletes looking for something a step above your typical 5K run.

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 11:46 AM

In pubs, one bagpipe band has become St. Pat’s soundtrack

Imagine running in a marathon while carrying a noisy, unwieldy instrument – and wearing a skirt. For years, a band of busy bagpipers have made it their mission to fill as many pubs as possible with the sounds of Ireland.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 01:17 PM

U.S. bird watchers head to Iron Range in search of rare sightings

Bird-watchers from all over the country flock to a frozen Iron Range bog in hopes of spotting rarely seen species flying south out of Canada.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 08:09 PM

Are we drowning in reusable grocery bags?

“Green” grocery bags once were going to save the planet. Now they’re multiplying in closets.

Updated: February 25, 2013, - 06:36 PM

Minnesota ranks near bottom in pet ownership

In a report likely to surprise pet fanciers, the American Veterinary Medical Association found that Minnesota ranks 42nd in pet ownership. The news is even worse for dog lovers.

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 12:36 PM

Pop! Goes the soda shop

A half-century after their heyday, soda fountain drinks are making a comeback.

Updated: February 07, 2013, - 09:43 AM

Portly pets vying to be the biggest loser

Calling all pudgy pooches and fat cats. It’s time to get your humans to enter you in “The Biggest Shedder,” a weight-loss contest for overweight pets.

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 09:02 AM

Al Gore shares views on future, 'The Future'

The former vice president will visit Minneapolis to talk about the global forces affecting our lives and what we can do to control them.

Updated: February 02, 2013, - 06:15 PM

Minnesotan is an unheralded horseman

A Minnesota cowboy has one of the toughest jobs in the World’s Toughest Rodeo. “I’ve been dreaming of doing this since I was 5 years old,” he says.

Updated: January 31, 2013, - 09:58 AM

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