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

A new Paul Bunyan legend: Being hip

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox have put a new twist on their status as legends – by becoming fashion trendsetters.

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 02:38 PM

Pet taxis find a new destination in Twin Cities

Once a novelty outside of East Coast cities, taxis devoted exclusively to animals are picking up steam – and fares – in the Twin Cities.

Updated: April 14, 2013, - 09:29 AM

Twin Cities baseball fanatic selling huge memorabilia collection

A baseball buff and ardent collector is parting with the books and memorabilia that he has spent decades amassing. He wants it to go to his fellow fans, not dealers.

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 07:01 AM

Women arm wrestlers focus on fun and philanthropy

A women’s arm wrestling league looks to pin down some flamboyant fun while rounding up donations for charity.

Updated: March 25, 2013, - 05:34 PM

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

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