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.


Ask Amy: Should a will be used to send a message?

Dear Amy: I have two daughters and a son. All are adults. I am divorced from their father and am still single 17 years after…


Ask Amy: Recipient is free to share letter's content

Dear Amy: In 2020, my nephew, "TJ," graduated from high school. My husband and I are especially close to him.Because of the pandemic, there was…


Montana students were just horsing around

According to the Conrad Public School District in Conrad, Mont., there's an old law on the books that stipulates that a school principal is responsible…


Sound Advice: Swollen battery poses a serious fire risk

Q: I have a 1970s vintage receiver I love, but the radio reception is awful. I don't own a smartphone and use an iPod Touch…


A good man: Exhibits honor 'Peanuts' creator, Minnesota native Schulz on 100th

Museums celebrate the Minnesota-born cartoonist on the centenary of his birth.


News of the Weird: Tape keeps tacos in check

Students at Johns Hopkins University are putting their expensive education to good use. Whiting School of Engineering students have invented Tastee Tape for their school's…


Minnesota crime novelist David Housewright took a 'no pressure' route to success

His latest, "Something Wicked," touches on COVID and the aftermath of George Floyd's murder.


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…