"No argument from me if you wish to declare Jon Tevlin 'best columnist.' But you were off the mark when you wrote that 'the Star Tribune's Jon Tevlin is a rare species: the last of the shoe-leather columnists.'
"Au contraire: As an editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, I had the honor for nine years of editing fellow New Yorker Ruben Rosario, a shoe-leather columnist extraordinaire. Ruben has been plying his trade in the Twin Cities since the 1980s. He is a journalistic gem. We are lucky to have him."