Jon Tevlin | Star Tribune
Columnist | Metro

Jon Tevlin is a Metro Columnist. He started at the Star Tribune in 1997 as a business reporter. He has been a reporter in the metro and state sections as well as Variety. Prior to working for the Star Tribune, Jon was Senior Writer for the Twin Cities Reader. He has also worked for the Rochester Post-Bulletin and the New Ulm Journal and he has written for numerous national magazines.


Tevlin: Minneapolis shop owner's mother fearless in standing up to armed robber

It happened at the ColorWheel Gallery, a combination hair salon and gallery in south Minneapolis where local artists sell their wares and neighbors often gather for folk music.


Tevlin: Police chief's absence spelled the end

Janee Harteau certainly doesn't own all the crises that have tarnished the police force the past few years, but political expediency made her departure inevitable.


Tevlin: Where Justine Damond died, cameras roll too late

We are international news, again, for all the wrong reasons.


Small-town doctor in Minnesota gives voice to Islam

Two weeks after a major profile in the Washington Post brought huge attention, Ayaz Virji is still working through his emotions.


Tevlin: Who will rise from huddled mass of Minneapolis mayor candidates?

Ray Dehn scored a victory over an incumbent mayor in Saturday's DFL convention, but that certainly doesn't make him a lock.


Tevlin: For this July 4th, waving a flag and making a vow

The run-up to celebrate all that's good in this country comes with plenty of reasons to fear that things we once celebrated are now targets.


Tevlin: Preparing his granddaughter for a life without sight

David House brought his 8-year-old granddaughter, Lily, to Minnesota this month for a three-week stay. She got to visit the Mall of America and a…


Tevlin: For these friends, Hiawatha's not just a golf course

The Minneapolis golf course, much of it under sea level and with fairways undulated like a spongy bog following the rain, is under threat.


Tevlin: South Minneapolis biz owners conflicted over $15 wage issue

A number of South Side small business owners find themselves emotionally and politically conflicted between their progressive values and the city's push for a mandatory minimum wage of $15 an hour.


Tevlin: When it mattered most, Yanez wasn't a good cop

In the end, it seemed like all parties could agree on something: Jeronimo Yanez should not be a cop.