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: Untruths fan flames of fear in St. Cloud

  A St. Cloud Muslim, author and teacher, Hudda Ibrahim hosts regular “Dine and Dialogue with a Muslim Neighbor” events in her family’s St. Cloud…


Tevlin: Deported Worthington father was a victim of political optics

  Jacobo Gabriel-Tomas is no bad hombre. He is beloved by his family, his church, his employer and what he considers his hometown of Worthington,…


Tevlin: In making a play for Amazon, would we be selling our souls?

Across the Twin Cities, from Arden Hills to Shakopee, city planners are huddling with developers and Mad Men to put together the biggest "welcome basket'' the state has ever seen.


Tevlin: Minn. pharmacist who faced addiction demons now helps teens

Some might see him as an atypical example of America's opioid crisis, but Sean Higgins will tell you his story is very common.


Tevlin: Police/community relations can't be fixed overnight

After St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop, Gov. Mark Dayton created the Council on Law Enforcement and Community…


Tevlin: U ethics expert says Trump White House is a nightmare

Law Prof. Richard Painter, who was George W. Bush's White House ethics chief, considers himself a loyal Republican.


Tevlin: Vet's phone call was inspired by strong feelings toward the VA

If you work at the VA and met Mike Krueger, you should know that he appreciates you more than you can imagine.


Tevlin: From serving in Iraq to working on Ph.D, U scholar is 'like a kid in a candy store'

Jason Jones is the first in his family to go to college, and he said the U's TRIO McNair Scholars program has been instrumental in getting an advanced degree.


Tevlin: Assault leads to community dialogue on 'Suicide Hill' homeless camp

They call it "Suicide Hill" because the homeless and addicted people who gather there sometimes pass out and roll down the embankment into traffic.The area,…


Tevlin: Get ready for some more traffic chaos, Minneapolis

When Franklin Avenue shuts down near I-35W to rebuild a bridge, MnDOT's detour for the nearly 15,000 cars that use Franklin Avenue each day will go to 26th and 28th streets, facing restrictions.