Photographer

Jeff Wheeler has been a staff photographer for the Star Tribune since 1987. He's covered a broad range of assignments ranging from the Twins and Vikings playoff runs to Far North canoe adventures in the subarctic. 

Wheeler has also covered the full spectrum of the local music scene, having toured with the Minnesota Orchestra and Trampled By Turtles. A St. Paul native, he attended the University of Minnesota and worked for student newspaper, the Minnesota Daily while there. On weekends while in college he worked for the Star and Tribune as a lab technician in the newspaper's darkroom. After four and a half years as a staff photographer and picture editor at the Hartford (CT) Courant, Wheeler returned to his home state and settled in Minneapolis. He has two teenage children.


Photos: Gophers lose 80-64 to Penn State

Minnesota suffered their third loss in a row with high-scoring Mara Braun out with a right foot injury.


Photos: President Joe Biden speaks in Superior, Wisc. to promote infrastructure package

The Blatnik Bridge is one of 37 similar projects benefiting from the federal funding.


Twins Season Ends With 3-2 Loss


Wild face Avalanche in preseason


Twins take on the A's


Yom Kippur Celebration


Aces down Lynx 113-89

The Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday, July 9, 2023 at Target Center.


Sun beats the Lynx 89-68

Connecticut Sun beats Minnesota Lynx 89-68 at Target Center,



Kaitie Leising, a Wisconsin sheriff's deputy, shot, killed

A western Wisconsin sheriff's deputy was shot and killed near Glenwood City on Saturday night, the third such on-duty shooting death of a law enforcement officer in the region in a month, officials said.