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: Neurosurgeon and her teen patient are put to a marathon test

  When the 15-year-old ninth-grader first met Dr. Uzma Samadani, her back pain was so severe she couldn’t participate in gym class at Richfield High…


Tevlin: Local LGBT cases being affected by regression on civil rights

When Jakob Rumble filed suit for what he saw as discriminatory treatment during a hospital visit in 2015, the tide was turning in favor of…


Tevlin: Twin Cities cabbie and best friend take a final ride together

Their special, albeit unusual friendship began six months ago with a call for a ride to the grocery.


Tevlin: Vietnam veteran Don Elverd still looking after the troops

"I didn't volunteer for this," Elverd said of his work with addicted vets. "I was drafted."


Tevlin: Raucous caucuses in Mpls. are telling us ... something

The Trump dystopia is clearly motivating people to do something, and at the local level that means running for office, even against your own party.


GOP legislator bucks his party for internet privacy

In the days before the current legislative session, Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, was cajoling his colleagues to remain vigilant, and healthy, because they only…


Popular small-town baker had recipe for trouble

A homegrown cafe that helped resuscitate Main Street in Dodge Center is now shuttered after the owner was convicted of burglary.


Tevlin: Creating a new Peavey Plaza for all to treasure

Fixing one of the jewels of downtown Minneapolis promised the inevitable collision of two issues — preservation and accessibility.


Tevlin: For Kenyon's police chief, humanity comes first

Funny, self-deprecatory and guileless, Lee Sjolander may be the male Marge Gunderson, the cop from the movie "Fargo," only in the internet age.


Tevlin: After harsh Justice Department report, Hodges takes her lumps

  The U.S. Department of Justice report on the occupation of the Fourth Precinct police station is a 108-page confirmation of what most people already…