When Michael "Sammy" Samuelson went into hospice care in mid-December, the move also meant involuntary retirement from heckling the Twins. At the time, I asked him to guess the number of games where he had been in the stands, lobbing his signature long, creative, elaborate taunts at the players. He ... More >>
McLeod County Republicans knew that state representative Mary Franson had accused then-deputy party chair Eric Harpel of "stalking" her but decided to promote him to their top leadership post anyway.Harpel's immediate predecesor, Craig Hoel, stepped down as the McLeod County GOP boss in March for "p ... More >>
Rep. Mary Franson took out a restraining order against McLeod County Republican Party chair Eric Harpel after he "stalked" her, made threats, and sent "lewd" emails, according to a petition filed in Douglas County. The paperwork, filed May 10, names Harpel as Franson's ex-boyfriend.On May 2, Franson ... More >>
The American Federation of Teachers recently put together a website that gives teachers guidance about how to commemorate Earth Day by integrating "green acts" into lessons plans.Seems pretty innocuous, right? After all, who would take objection to students learning about how toxic fumes affect the ... More >>
In today's Strib, Jon Tevlin details a recent anti-gay marriage presentation made by representatives of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to DeLaSalle seniors.While making the case that homosexuality is wrong, a priest and Catholic volunteer couple suggested that kids who are adopted or li ... More >>
Mary Franson has caused us to shake our heads a couple times already this month -- first when she compared food stamp recipients to wild animals, then again when she outed herself as a careless driver to "scoop" the Strib's Jon Tevlin.But today, instead of shaking our heads at her, we're nodding ... More >>
Rep. Mary Franson sent out a press release Friday evening outing herself as a careless driver in response to a forthcoming Star Tribune column by Jon Tevlin. Identifying Tevlin as "yet another liberal reporter" and "a voice for the dependency lobby," Franson claimed her critics were intimidated ... More >>
Photo: PinkMooseA "10th Inning" stretch may be coming to the old 418 Club siteIt's to be called the "10th Inning." It's going in at 418 3rd Ave. N. The guy who wants to open it, Mike Dziuk, is dressing it up as a sports bar with bennies. But let's be frank: The clothes will be coming off. D ... More >>
Jon Tevlin gets a shoutout in this clip from MSNBC's Countdown.
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Star Tribune reporters Jon Tevlin and Eric Weiffering have written their own eulogy for Terry Fiedler, who died unexpectedly at age 47 on August 12. It was circulated internally at the Strib:
Guild members at the Star Tribune worry about their contract and wonder about their editor
Kirby, We Hardly Knew Ye. (Lucky Ye.)
After an exhaustive two-year study, the shocking truth is revealed: People don't trust the press
Suburban retailers tell reporters they're having to lure potential employees with free coffee and fast-track applications. But clearly, few have been given the corporate green light to increase pay or offer benefits.
After 21 years, the Reader was gone in the blink of an eye.