Jon Tevlin

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

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Tevlin: A bright line between murder, self-defense

LITTLE FALLS, MINN. - “This case is big. This is Minnesota’s Trayvon Martin case,” prosecutor Pete Orput said before the...

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 11:44 PM

Tevlin: New council members take Minneapolis on quite a ‘joy ride’

They mandated ear plugs at music venues, banned Styrofoam and put a beating on the old image of Christopher Columbus.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 08:30 PM

Tevlin: For this man, checking off ‘organ donor’ is personal

Dave Costello had survived a cancer scare and was being kept alive by a mechanical heart, but he was so...

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 07:35 PM

Tevlin: As Rice speaks, award given for fighting terrorism

On the same day that hundreds gathered at the University of Minnesota to listen to former Secretary of State Condoleezza...

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 10:03 PM

Tevlin: Teamsters oppose Sunday sales of craft beers

The powerful Teamsters union recently began contacting legislators, saying they were not in favor of the bill.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 10:34 AM

Tevlin: The ‘Tevlin Amendment’ aside, immunity card law needed

I thought students had a good idea in making the law clear, stipulating that a legislator couldn’t, say, drive drunk and get away with it.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 09:16 AM

Tevlin: Legislators join battle against cattails

The cattail is actually a hybrid of native and nonnative species, and thus it has become incredibly aggressive.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 11:32 PM

Tevlin: These legislators won't let go of DWI exemption

Raise your hand if you think there is any way that elected state legislators should be able get out of...

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 09:24 PM

Tevlin: OMG! You can survive without an iPhone and the Internet!

Not long ago I got into an elevator to find a young woman standing inside, staring at her cellphone. She...

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:23 PM

Tevlin: Legislators fight to keep their immunity from DWIs during session

Some political science students from Concordia University are getting a peek inside the sausage factory this legislative session, and they...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 06:49 PM

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