Jon Tevlin

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Jon Tevlin is a metro section columnist.

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Tevlin: Some advice on living from a dying heckler: Enjoy every day

Mike Samuelson -- "Sammy"-- was holding court for an ever-shifting group of visitors when someone walked in with a bag of White Castle hamburgers.

Updated: December 22, 2012, - 10:31 PM

Tevlin: Minn. law helps charities limit their exposure to clawbacks

Over the years, a very generous and well-known businessman showered Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities with money, more than $200,000 in all. For BBBS, which like most nonprofits struggled to keep its programs funded, it was welcome relief.

Updated: December 18, 2012, - 08:34 PM

Tevlin: A fundraiser for a real cause: Union leaders on suspension

The fundraiser Saturday in Oak Grove is for Brad Slawson Sr. and Brad Slawson Jr., the father-and-son team that led Teamsters Local 120 until being put on unpaid leave pending investigations

Updated: December 14, 2012, - 10:06 PM

Tevlin: In Minnesota again, Vargas asks to 'Define American'

Jose Antonio Vargas isn't coming back to Minnesota because he had such a good time here in October.

Updated: December 11, 2012, - 08:13 PM

Tevlin: Free speech matters when you don't agree with it

The Bentleyville Tour of Lights Christmas extravaganza sprawls across Duluth's Bayfront Festival Park, sparkling in the night sky.

Updated: December 08, 2012, - 10:13 PM

Tevlin: When the legal system takes too long to make the right call

As of last Monday, Nancy Fletcher can go back to her life, cleared and vindicated. But she's still traumatized, first by a man she believes drugged her in a bar, then by a system that didn't believe her.

Updated: December 03, 2012, - 08:04 PM

Tevlin: Of kickbacks, missing rum and a well-paid bar consultant

To paraphrase the slogan from a pirate-themed rum commercial, some local Teamsters seem to "have a little Captain in them," both literally and figuratively.

Updated: November 27, 2012, - 07:17 PM

Tevlin: A legendary nun ponders history, pickles at Mayo Clinic

Even though she's 93 and officially retired as hospital administrator in the 1980s, Sister Generose Gervais is conducting business from her office most days.

Updated: November 25, 2012, - 12:19 AM

Tevlin: Although he's angry, friend sees Petraeus as 'human'

The day before Veterans Day, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was at a volunteer event when a buddy approached. "Sorry about what happened to Petraeus," he said.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 08:00 PM

Tevlin: Fiscal cliff has unemployed living on edge

For a lot of people, the "fiscal cliff" is economic mumbo jumbo with a nebulous personal impact. But it will become very real and tangible Dec. 29 for as many as 10,000 Minnesotans and 2 million Americans who are currently getting extended unemployment compensation benefits.

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 08:36 PM

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