Jon Tevlin

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

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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

Tevlin: 60 years later, flyover fills void for family of lost Korean War pilot

It has been 60 years since his plane went down over North Korea, diving steeply toward land about 30 miles from the demilitarized zone.

Updated: August 28, 2012, - 11:22 PM

Tevlin: A decade later, Wellstone's son finds way home

The days and months following the death of his parents and sister in a plane crash were a black hole for Dave Wellstone, a blur of passing time and incredible grief in which he couldn't even bring himself to cook a meal or go outside.

Updated: August 25, 2012, - 09:20 PM

Tevlin: Online game gives political junkies a shot at new PAC-man

Tired of government inertia? Sick of the role of big money in politics? Think politics is a big game?

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 10:01 PM

Tevlin: New rules in May Township hit Hmong farmers hardest

If you buy your fresh lettuce, peppers and zucchini at one of the area farmers markets, it's likely that some of the produce comes from one of the 30 or so Hmong families that work a 100-acre farm just north of Stillwater, in May Township.

Updated: August 20, 2012, - 11:49 PM

Tevlin: Minn. soldier honored by a friend - and the Joint Chiefs

There is a time-honored tradition of recognizing and awarding U.S. Army officers when they retire from service. Lt. Col. Mark Weber is neither retired, nor planning to retire, but Gen. Martin Dempsey, who as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the highest-ranking military officer in the country, will come to Rosemount Thursday to give Weber the Army's Legion of Merit award. He will also give the Superior Service Award to Weber's wife, Kristin.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 07:06 AM

Tevlin: Bike helmet debate hits evocative fork in road

Some say mandating use amounts to bad public policy.

Updated: August 11, 2012, - 09:35 PM

Tevlin: Owner of corner hardware store parts with only job he's known

These are the last, sad days for Bob Bayers and the only job he's ever known, on the corner of 43rd and Upton in Linden Hills.

Updated: August 07, 2012, - 10:49 PM

Tevlin: From potential food fight to 'Let us break bread together' plan

What happens when three of the biggest names in the local culinary community, two Jews and a Palestinian, get into a debate about the Middle East on social media?

Updated: August 07, 2012, - 12:01 PM

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