Jon Tevlin

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Jon Tevlin is a metro section columnist.

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Tevlin: This teen worries more about guns than a prom

He is 17 years old and not yet finished with high school, but he arrived at a meeting at Keys Cafe in St. Paul dressed in an overcoat, a suit and a tie. He carried a briefcase and a laptop and frequently checked his cellphone for important messages.

Updated: February 11, 2013, - 09:29 PM

Tevlin: What could go wrong if cops give out pot?

On the face of it, it's a mind-boggling scenario.

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 09:12 PM

Tevlin: In downtown lunch wars, it's skyways vs. food trucks

A couple of winters ago, Sameh Wadi came to the realization that serving lunch at his downtown restaurant, Saffron, wasn't paying off. So he stopped serving lunch and instead started a wildly popular food truck, WSK, that he runs at lunch during the summer.

Updated: February 04, 2013, - 02:51 PM

Tevlin: Frac observers make haste to keep eyes, options open

When a company that owns both a frac sand mine in Minnesota's Fillmore County and land near an old railroad track in northern Iowa began frantically cleaning up the rail site last week, people got nervous.

Updated: January 29, 2013, - 09:48 PM

Sure we fish on ice, but is that a reality show?

A sign above the bar at the Fisherman's Wharf, just north of Isle, Minn., borrows the Las Vegas adage that what happens at the Wharf stays at the Wharf. All that changed last week.

Updated: January 29, 2013, - 02:42 PM

Tevlin: Sproing went the strings of his heart ...

Matt Thompson was heartsick when he discovered that his beloved Sally Ann had left his Glendale, Ariz., hotel in the arms of another man.

Updated: January 22, 2013, - 07:43 PM

Tevlin: Sheriff's gun sentiments are up for debate

Since Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole issued a statement last week that he would not enforce any new gun mandates from the federal government, constituents and public officials have responded with reactions ranging from praise, to puzzlement, to anger.

Updated: January 19, 2013, - 06:37 PM

Tevlin: ACLU review of one cop's record is point of contention

On the night of May 26, 2012, Gaylord police officer Eric Boon pulled over a young white woman because she didn't have her headlights on. He then asked her for proof of insurance, which had expired a month earlier. Boon told the woman that an updated card was probably in the mail, and sent her on her way, according to a report from a watchdog group.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 09:31 PM

Tevlin: Mother's path to citizenship is becoming less arduous

An executive rule change posted recently by Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security, will dramatically lessen the pain for the Esparza family and others like them, affecting many Minnesota families in which one parent is a citizen but the other lacks documentation

Updated: January 12, 2013, - 12:47 AM

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

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