Jon Tevlin

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Jon Tevlin is a metro section columnist.

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Tevlin: College kids: Free pizza just for reading this column

It's an archetype of the American college student, the notion that their quest for knowledge is rivaled only by their quest for the free and the cheap: the two-for-one, the Thirsty Thursday, the all-you-can-eat.

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 10:23 PM

Tevlin: Here's hoping 2013 is when the shootings finally stop

One year ago I wrote about the slaying of 3-year-old Terrell Mayes and the heartbreak it caused his family and the community. Terrell was shot inside his house as he ran for cover after hearing gunshots in a nearby alley.

Updated: January 01, 2013, - 09:17 PM

Tevlin: Catching up with some folks who led charge for change in'12

Like everybody else this morning, I've eaten my last chocolate eclair, drunk my last glass of champagne and begun a more tolerant, pious and markedly less interesting life.

Updated: December 31, 2012, - 06:50 PM

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

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