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Jeff Wheeler

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Phone: 612-673-4638
Location: Minneapolis
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Jeff Wheeler has been a staff photographer for the Star Tribune since 1987. He's covered a broad range of assignments ranging from the Twins and Vikings playoff runs to Far North canoe adventures in the subarctic. 


Wheeler has also covered the full spectrum of the local music scene, having toured with the Minnesota Orchestra and Trampled By Turtles. A St. Paul native, he attended the University of Minnesota and worked for student newspaper, the Minnesota Daily while there. On weekends while in college he worked for the Star and Tribune as a lab technician in the newspaper's darkroom. After four and a half years as a staff photographer and picture editor at the Hartford (CT) Courant, Wheeler returned to his home state and settled in Minneapolis. He has two teenage children.
Recent content from Jeff Wheeler
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No stopping sPRING now

The sun shone bright on the ol' ballyard when the players lined up for the national anthem Thursday, and those shadows are all the evidence…
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P.J. Fleck's football mind: What to expect on the field

Exploring the many clues about what the Gophers will look like under first-year coach P.J. Fleck.
Firefighter Dwight Gorder of Crystal works for West Metro Fire Rescue.

Vikings superfans give power to the purple

Sports fans often wear their loyalty on their sleeves, but these Vikings superfans wear it everywhere.

Sixty-eight degrees of separation

These two views of Lake Calhoun were shot nearly one year, and 68 degrees apart. Move the slider in the middle of the image to see the differences between the two scenes.
Sally Welke opened $20 worth of pulltabs that she bought while at the Schooner Tavern in Minneapolis.

Gambling debate: A wager on the state's future

Expanded gambling could earn the state hundreds of millions of dollars. But critics point to legal hurdles and social costs.

The numbers of 9/11

Figures tell part of the story of the tragic Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Jake Spano grew up watching University of Kansas basketball games after his father started teaching at the university in 1975. With his mother and sis

The thrill? of victory

The Tiffany Sports Lounge in Highland Village in St. Paul is the go-to bar for fans of the University of Kansas basketball team during March Madness.
Christian Kunau, 11, sipped hot chocolate while working at the Troop 103 Christmas tree lot Friday evening. The lot opened for business lst Friday. It

Visions of Camp

Every Christmas season, Boy Scout Troop 103 sells trees to pay for their activities.
Madelin Beckwith, 6, warmed up on her violin while she waited to walk on stage to audition in the pre-teen competition category Thursday evening. She

Fingers don't fail me now

Six-year-old Madelin Beckwith of Big Lake waited in the wings for her big moment on the Leinenkugel Stage at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

1 more lifted voice

For much of the past eight months, the only house on the 9600 block of Jonathan Lane in Eden Prairie with Barack Obama lawn signs was the Hill house.
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