Jon Tevlin

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Jon Tevlin is a metro section columnist.

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Tevlin: Lawyers' detective work must be commended

Sitting in a St. Paul cafe one day last week, public defenders Lauri Traub and Christine Funk were getting impatient with the service.

Updated: July 28, 2012, - 08:42 PM

Tevlin: Let’s stop and think about frac-sand mines

The small plane banked to the right over western Wisconsin, allowing a view of the rolling green hills pocked with large tan holes made by frac-sand mines. Then, near Chippewa Falls, the forests gave way to a massive hole and three sprawling rectangles of brown and blue -- holding ponds -- that made the landscape look like a game board.

Updated: July 24, 2012, - 11:48 PM

Tevlin: Could this be Bachmann's McCarthy moment?

I hate to say I told you so.

Updated: July 21, 2012, - 06:33 PM

Tevlin: Chiropractor adjusts his thinking about safety on water

They call it the "circle of death."

Updated: July 19, 2012, - 12:33 AM

Tevlin: Covert deals, phantom jobs blemish frac sand debate

"If you are looking for something underhanded here, there isn't," said William Bosshard, president of the Bank of Alma, Wis.

Updated: July 14, 2012, - 10:03 PM

Tevlin: Teaching inmates the power they hold within

Occasionally I get a letter from a state or federal prisoner suggesting a column idea. The letters typically share a common theme, namely: "I'm not guilty, get me out of here."

Updated: June 30, 2012, - 11:12 PM

June 20: Mr. Sandman brings a dream to Wis. river town

STOCKHOLM, WIS. - The man from the frac sand company stood at the front of the pole barn surrounded by cornfields Monday and made his pitch. He was one of them, he said, grew up just yonder. Went to the University of Wisconsin, where he got his "environmental protection background." He plans to move to town, if residents will approve his sand "transportation facility."

Updated: June 19, 2012, - 08:47 PM

Tevlin: A soldier and father prepares for the final battle in his last war

In the moments before he would take the stage to deliver his speech commemorating the U.S. Army's 237th birthday, the soldier jackknifed his gaunt frame into a folding chair and ran a hand across his bony jaw.

Updated: June 19, 2012, - 10:30 AM

Tevlin: Teen golfer driven to raise funds for clinic in Rwanda

This week, it's the state golf tournament. Next week, Kate Lesnar will hold her third annual "All Day Fore Africa" golf tournament at the Worthington Country Club.

Updated: June 13, 2012, - 12:13 PM

Tevlin: Farmer fends off a new pest near Red Wing: Wind company

Dan Ryan was out working on his farm when he saw a car drive down a dead-end road skirting his property. A woman eventually got out and began to scan the terrain with binoculars. Then she drove onto a private road owned by Ryan.

Updated: June 05, 2012, - 09:54 PM

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