Jon Tevlin

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Jon Tevlin is a metro section columnist.

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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

Tevlin: A volatile political mix ignites on Election Day

What do you get when you mix business, politics, free speech and a contentious social issue on Election Day, then throw in a little overreach by your friendly, local sheriff's department?

Updated: November 12, 2012, - 07:32 PM

Tevlin: Lunch with critic proved to be easy to swallow

One of the delights -- and banes -- of having your mug in the newspaper regularly is that people react to you differently than when you are just a byline. They say 'hey' at the supermarket and call you on the phone when they are angry, or depressed, or when they want attention or need help. They also send e-mails.

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 08:08 PM

Tevlin: The Prison Mirror is a newspaper like no other

In some ways, it's like every small-town newspaper. The current issue features a well-researched story on the issue of felons and voting, a piece on an ice cream social fundraiser and a sophisticated chart with the results of a mock presidential election.

Updated: November 03, 2012, - 06:57 PM

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