Assistant Features Editor | Lifestyle

A native of New York City, Strickler studied journalism with a minor in theater at the then-College of St. Thomas (now University) in St. Paul. He and his wife have lived in St. Louis Park for 35 years — albeit in four different places over that time — where they raised their two daughters.


Pandemic unleashes a tsunami of weddings in Minnesota

There are too many ceremonies and not enough venues.


Ask Amy: Crisis overreaction divides family

Dear Amy: We are a family of seven siblings, all in our 60s.My brother "Brian" lost his teenage daughter to a sudden medical event in…


News of the Weird: Leapin' lizards, check out this smuggler

U.S. border agents at the San Ysidro crossing in California stopped a 30-year-old man driving a truck on Feb. 25 as he attempted to cross…


Ask Amy: Is 'Mr. Mom' remark an insult?

Dear Amy: I'm a 25-year-old guy. I have a 16-month-old daughter that I stay home with full time. One phrase keeps coming up that I…


Sweating tops social media when it comes to feeling better

Annual survey explores a wide range of fitness issues.


Want to make a New Year's promise you can keep? Try these 11 Low Effort Resolutions

Need an emotional boost as we head into what could be another tough year? Make a resolution you know you can achieve.


Ask Amy: Affair's aftershocks prevent healing

Dear Amy: I was involved with a married man for 15 years. It was a beautiful and loving relationship. We shared nightly phone calls, managed…


Which rock will rule in Minnesota? Vote to decide what our state fossil will be

Minnesota is one of several states that doesn't have an official state fossil. The Science Museum of Minnesota aims to fix that.


Review: 'Billy Summers,' by Stephen King

FICTION: Stephen King's tale about an assassin is right on target.


Fitness clubs ramp up online classes: 'We want to meet people where they are'

What started as a quick fix during the pandemic has turned into a booming industry.