Jon Tevlin

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Jon Tevlin is a metro section columnist.

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Tevlin: A little paper scores one against a big contractor

It has one of the coolest newspaper names around, the Timberjay. Its owners backed into journalism after careers in woodsy stuff and knitting. They live off the grid, in a solar-powered cabin in the woods, where they grow their own vegetables, harvest wild rice and shoot game for dinner.

Updated: October 16, 2012, - 07:46 PM

Tevlin: Petters’ garish goods auction

The last vestiges of the Tom Petters legacy, the bric-a-brac of audacity and rapacious desire, were shuffled off in the discount bins of a cluttered hall just across from the Polar Lounge and down from the Shangri La #3 Chinese restaurant in North St. Paul.

Updated: October 15, 2012, - 07:28 PM

Tevlin: Priest won't be silenced in marriage debate, for now

On the day the Catholic hierarchy once again told the Rev. Mike Tegeder that they weren't interested in his opinion, the gadfly priest was the last one to leave the Church of Gichitwaa Kateri, a Catholic church off Lake Street.

Updated: October 09, 2012, - 10:54 PM

Tevlin: Yang hopes to diversify Hennepin County Board

Blong Yang knows he is a big underdog in his race for an open seat on the Hennepin County Board, but then again, he's used to that.

Updated: October 06, 2012, - 05:38 PM

Awash in luxury, waves and clams after trading places

A virgin house-swapper doesn't let a tropical storm - and a few other glitches - get in the way of a good time in Cedar Key, Fla.

Updated: September 29, 2012, - 01:27 PM

Tevlin: Minnesotans were behind Mother Jones' video scoop

For the past week, the race for the presidency has been dominated by a fuzzy video from a private fundraiser in Florida for Mitt Romney. The video, in which he disparaged 47 percent of the population, underscored some of the main criticisms about the candidate and, at least for a few days, rocked his campaign.

Updated: September 26, 2012, - 12:17 PM

Tevlin: Roaring trucks, frac sand dust disrupt a river town's rhythm

MCGREGOR, IOWA - McGregor is a cozy town wedged between soaring bluffs and the lazy curve of the Mississippi River in northeastern Iowa. The main drag is lined by tidy 19th-century brick buildings. Two lovely nature preserves, Pikes Peak State Park and the Yellow River State Forest, sit nearby.

Updated: September 22, 2012, - 05:32 PM

Tevlin: A book club like any other - except for where it meets

The monthly book club met in a cheerful library on a sunny Saturday. Everyone had read the selection, "Gideon's Trumpet," and most had highlighted scores of important passages or marked them with Post-It Notes.

Updated: September 20, 2012, - 04:30 PM

Tevlin: Friends agrees she didn't mean to stab him that night

Why would a woman with no criminal history stab a good friend in the middle of the night for no apparent reason?

Updated: September 14, 2012, - 09:56 PM

Tevlin: Taxpayers won't get the salacious spectacle that they deserve

Not long ago, one of our reporters saw a top Republican senator standing near a giant hole dug for light rail construction near the State Capitol.

Updated: September 11, 2012, - 08:42 PM

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