Jon Tevlin

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Phone: 612-673-1702
Jon Tevlin is a metro section columnist.

Recent content from Jon Tevlin

Tevlin: You, kid in the park, step away from the hot cheese ...

Psst. Hey kid. You, over there by the basketball hoop. You want some nachos?

Updated: June 02, 2012, - 10:13 PM

Tevlin: A twist-filled (garden) plot has happy end

When most people drive by the corner of Prior and Gilbert in St. Paul, they see a vacant lot with weeds and a broken recliner.

Updated: May 22, 2012, - 10:03 PM

Tevlin: Iron Ranger ready for rest after 'a good long run'

VIRGINIA, MINN. - He grew up on the edge of an open pit mine that became his playground, and as a young man he cleaned motel rooms and delivered the local newspaper, making enough to loan his dad drinking money. His dad always paid him back, of which he seems quite proud.

Updated: May 19, 2012, - 06:11 PM

Tevlin: Tax cheat is about to get his (way over) due

When developer Jeffrey Wirth pleaded guilty to tax fraud last week in U.S. District Court for failing to pay taxes on millions of dollars in income, a lot of people across the Twin Cities reacted with shock. One of them was Martin Goff, senior vice president of Unite Here, Local 17.

Updated: May 16, 2012, - 04:40 PM

Tevlin: Ideological foes bound by belief sue Little Falls

Robin Hensel and Larry Frost are about as far apart ideologically as you can get.

Updated: May 15, 2012, - 08:27 AM

Tevlin: Stadium votes are a carnival of American democracy

The man who might be the best-looking quarterback in the National Football League strolled up the wide steps of the State Capitol Monday, followed by a zoo-full of the craziest political activists ever to gather at the people's building.

Updated: May 08, 2012, - 09:01 PM

His daughter now gone, a dad pleads to end bullying

It was family night at the Ehmke household in Mantorville, a small town in southeastern Minnesota. Rachel, 13, got her favorite meal, fettuccine and homemade rolls. She and her dad, Rick Ehmke, horsed around, talked and laughed. Later, they were planning to watch a movie.

Updated: May 05, 2012, - 09:40 PM

Tevlin: For Occupy activist, battle on foreclosure hits home

As a member of Occupy Homes MN, activist Nick Espinosa has been one of the people fighting bank foreclosures across the Twin Cities. The group, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street meant to answer critics who said the movement had no direction, has been successful in stopping or postponing several foreclosures, including the much publicized case of military veteran Bobby Hull.

Updated: May 01, 2012, - 09:55 PM

Tevlin: Readers, leaders step in to right wrongs

It has been a good week for compassionate church ladies and workers with disabilities, and therefore a good week for humanity.

Updated: April 30, 2012, - 11:58 PM

Great chefs: Sameh Wadi is world savvy

Born in Kuwait, Sameh Wadi brings the flavors of the Mediterranean to our Midwestern palates.

Updated: April 26, 2012, - 09:45 AM

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