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  • John's article "How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts" in the December issue of The Atlantic won the Donald Robinson Award for Investigative Journalism bestowed by the American Society of Journalists & Authors. The article was also nominated for a National Magazine Award and a Pulitzer Prize.

  • The Smartest Man in Baseball? Easy, Craig Breslow. John's profile in the July 5 issue of City Pages explains how Breslow earned that title and the burden that comes with it.

  • The opioid epidemic has sucker-punched seniors in America, who are particularly vulnerable to addiction to painkillers. John writes about this in the AARP Bulletin: http://

  • Three pioneering women integrated the Negro Leagues in the mid-Fifties: Toni Stone, Mamie "Peanuts" Johnson and Connie Morgan. John tells their story in the summer issue of the National Baseball Hall & Fame magazine "Memories & Dreams."

  • Meredith Dolhare survived a rape and drug addiction by running ultramarathons and Ironmans. Now she's teaching those survival skills and more to the homeless through her nonprofit Running Works. John tells her story in the spring issue of USA Triathlon.

  • In the May issue of Twin Cities Business Magazine, John asks the question, Will a new MLS franchise in the Twin Cities survive at the expense of other sports franchises (cough, cough, the Twins)?

  • John's profile of Bruce Boudreau, the Minnesota Wild coach who has turned the team around, is the cover story City Pages, March 29, 2017.

  • John's story "Opening Doors" about two generous donors providing scholarships for first-generation students from Immokalee, Florida, is the cover story for the winter/spring issue of Saint John's Magazine.

  • A Vietnam veteran and a peace activist forged an unlikely friendship that serves as a model for finding common ground in a divisive time. John tells the story in the February issue of US Catholic. 

  • Casinos prey upon gambling addicts to turn a profit. John pulls back the curtain on the industry in the December issue of The Atlantic:

  • Casinos are marketing aggressively to seniors, who have more to lose at the hands of deceptive slot machines. Read John's expos√© in the October 2016 issue of the AARP Bulletin:

  • On the nightstand: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.

  • On the iPod: The Eagles library.

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