Jon Tevlin | Star Tribune
Columnist | Metro


Tevlin: 'Against all odds, I survived a career in journalism'

After 20 years at the Star Tribune and almost nine years as a columnist, Jon Tevlin writes his last column.


Tevlin: Grateful Frogtown couple fight their way back from fire and illness

The fire that wiped out the Kidders' possessions also brought new opportunities, including a chance to look at life a little more closely.


Tevlin: Two political pros offer up some advice to new mayors

  Shortly after George Latimer was sworn in as St. Paul’s mayor 1976, he arrived to work to learn of a broken water main. “It…


Tevlin: Jeremiah Program CEO follows her mom's lead

  Some of Gloria Perez’s earliest memories include filling the family’s old Buick with day-old bread and delivering it to poor families in the San…


Tevlin: Sexual harassment purge turns 'Giant of Senate' Al Franken into a ghost

The Giant of the Senate, as Franken jokingly referred to himself in his latest book, is now the Ghost of the Senate.


Tevlin: Minnesota bus crash survivor was broken but never defeated

Sawyer Stevens' $100,000 scholarship won during the Big Ten title game doesn't compare to the story of his rise from the bus crash near Cottonwood, Minn., in 2008.


Tevlin: Things get ugly in town after three cats go missing in Cohasset, Minn.

When local authorities initially dismissed the issue of the missing pets, a group of neighbors turned into part-time sleuths -- and it led to a felony case.


Vandals trash small American Indian school in Minneapolis

Chairs and tables were overturned, doors were broken open. Vandals had spray-painted gang graffiti on the walls, on a washer and dryer used to clean the clothes of students who may be homeless, and on the art projects of the 45 students who see Center School as a second home, maybe even a first home.


Tevlin: Habitat for Humanity's Orin Scandrett lives with energy, excitement at 87

"There is no question it was the greatest experience of my life," the group's founding director says of a recent trip to Cambodia.


Tevlin: Luverne vets' last toast to fallen comrades is bittersweet

The two are all that remain of a blood-brothers group of World War II veterans who gathered at the former Glen's Bakery and Deli for years.