Jon Tevlin

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Jon Tevlin is a metro section columnist.

Recent content from Jon Tevlin

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

Tevlin: Roaring trucks, frac sand dust disrupt a river town's rhythm

MCGREGOR, IOWA - McGregor is a cozy town wedged between soaring bluffs and the lazy curve of the Mississippi River in northeastern Iowa. The main drag is lined by tidy 19th-century brick buildings. Two lovely nature preserves, Pikes Peak State Park and the Yellow River State Forest, sit nearby.

Updated: September 22, 2012, - 05:32 PM

Tevlin: A book club like any other - except for where it meets

The monthly book club met in a cheerful library on a sunny Saturday. Everyone had read the selection, "Gideon's Trumpet," and most had highlighted scores of important passages or marked them with Post-It Notes.

Updated: September 20, 2012, - 04:30 PM

Tevlin: Friends agrees she didn't mean to stab him that night

Why would a woman with no criminal history stab a good friend in the middle of the night for no apparent reason?

Updated: September 14, 2012, - 09:56 PM

Tevlin: Taxpayers won't get the salacious spectacle that they deserve

Not long ago, one of our reporters saw a top Republican senator standing near a giant hole dug for light rail construction near the State Capitol.

Updated: September 11, 2012, - 08:42 PM

Tevlin: Veteran finds peace of mind in the gift of helping hands

They had a routine of VA medical appointments ahead, but as they sat in their garden in south Minneapolis Friday morning, Sgt. Brian Neill and his wife, San, pointed to all the work that needed to be done on their century-old house.

Updated: September 08, 2012, - 05:42 PM

Tevlin: Adoption case from long ago brings lessons for one now

In 1994, Minneapolis attorney Mark Fiddler was involved in what he thought at the time was a significant victory for American Indians in the Minnesota Supreme Court. As executive director of the Indian Child Welfare Law Center, he opposed the adoption of Sierra Goodman to Eugene and Carol Campbell because she was Indian and they were not.

Updated: September 05, 2012, - 08:16 AM

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