Jon Tevlin

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Jon Tevlin is a metro section columnist.

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Tevlin: Same-sex couple thank their 'Vote No' neighbors

In the past few weeks, as election fever has escalated, there have been sporadic reports that lawn signs and billboards on the marriage amendment have been vandalized. Inevitably, each side has blamed the other for intolerance.

Updated: October 30, 2012, - 07:32 PM

Tevlin: Minneapolis is hiding behind disclosure law

What happens when the city's head of regulatory services resigns after only nine months on the job, with a complaint pending against him, and bags a mysterious $70,000 payout? The city claims that person, Gregory Stubbs, is not a "public official."

Updated: October 29, 2012, - 07:56 PM

Tevlin: Family runs deep for gay stepsister of Bachmann

They can both remember the warm Thanksgiving day, even though it's more than 20 years ago. Clo and Nia Wronski took a walk that day to Bay Point Park in Red Wing. Nia had met someone special, Helen LaFave, and knew she just had to tell her mother the truth.

Updated: October 24, 2012, - 11:47 AM

Tevlin: Shattuck crisis puts 'Old Don' in his element

Last January, before he got the call from Faribault city officials to be interim police chief, Don Gudmundson couldn't possibly have seen this coming: A sex abuse scandal at a heralded private school and community institution.

Updated: October 21, 2012, - 07:43 PM

Tevlin: A little paper scores one against a big contractor

It has one of the coolest newspaper names around, the Timberjay. Its owners backed into journalism after careers in woodsy stuff and knitting. They live off the grid, in a solar-powered cabin in the woods, where they grow their own vegetables, harvest wild rice and shoot game for dinner.

Updated: October 16, 2012, - 07:46 PM

Tevlin: Petters’ garish goods auction

The last vestiges of the Tom Petters legacy, the bric-a-brac of audacity and rapacious desire, were shuffled off in the discount bins of a cluttered hall just across from the Polar Lounge and down from the Shangri La #3 Chinese restaurant in North St. Paul.

Updated: October 15, 2012, - 07:28 PM

Tevlin: Priest won't be silenced in marriage debate, for now

On the day the Catholic hierarchy once again told the Rev. Mike Tegeder that they weren't interested in his opinion, the gadfly priest was the last one to leave the Church of Gichitwaa Kateri, a Catholic church off Lake Street.

Updated: October 09, 2012, - 10:54 PM

Tevlin: Yang hopes to diversify Hennepin County Board

Blong Yang knows he is a big underdog in his race for an open seat on the Hennepin County Board, but then again, he's used to that.

Updated: October 06, 2012, - 05:38 PM

Awash in luxury, waves and clams after trading places

A virgin house-swapper doesn't let a tropical storm - and a few other glitches - get in the way of a good time in Cedar Key, Fla.

Updated: September 29, 2012, - 01:27 PM

Tevlin: Minnesotans were behind Mother Jones' video scoop

For the past week, the race for the presidency has been dominated by a fuzzy video from a private fundraiser in Florida for Mitt Romney. The video, in which he disparaged 47 percent of the population, underscored some of the main criticisms about the candidate and, at least for a few days, rocked his campaign.

Updated: September 26, 2012, - 12:17 PM

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