Doug Hovelson

Freelance journalist - writer - photographer - public relations

Location icon United States

Experience in all aspects of the media world - journalism, public relations, advertising
- Managing editor, suburban newspapers, Minneapolis area
- Freelance sports columnist, Minneapolis
- Freelance writer, many years - business, arts, sports
- Photojournalism - Getty Images contributor
- Copywriting, public relations and advertising
- Public relations executive, Bozell Advertising & PR
- Public relations agency owner, Big Thunder PR

Minnesota Lawyer
Lawyer rocks again with firm's band

Two years on the road as a rocker, then on to the law, and now back on the road again wiith the company band.

Minnesota Lawyer
A time and a place for happy hours

"And then there are the frequent, unscheduled happy hours." Not that they ever get out of hand, but the in-house amenities at Halunen Law do lend themselves to bursts of unplanned socialization and conviviality. The task of organizing the office for various in-house happy hour functions falls on the shoulders of Kerry Spolun-D'Amato, office coordinator (officially) and social director (unofficially).

Minnesota Lawyer
Adventures abound along lesser-traveled roads, Eric Janus avows

Even in the day-glo hued, go-go 1960s, the old world ways still held sway in many parts of the world. Eric Janus, born and bred in the civilized suburban precincts surrounding Washington, D.C., felt as if he needed to see and experience some of those old world customs and cultures before the modern age swallowed them whole.

Minnesota Lawyer
Every day is a red carpet day for Clayton Halunen

How does a Minnesota Iron Range-born and raised, Hamline Law School-educated Minneapolis attorney achieve a reputation for sartorial splendor within the Minnesota legal community? If you're Clayton Halunen, you do it by keeping a close eye on the zeitgeist - and following the beat of your own inner design stylist.

Minnesota Lawyer
No place for business casual in Kristin Rowell's wardrobe

Kristin Rowell takes pride in presenting herself in a professional manner at work. "I take my appearance seriously," she says. Business casual? She never got the memo. "Lawyers who do what I do have never gone business casual," she asserts.

Minnesota Lawyer
What's in your handbag?

Most crucially, a Microsoft Surface with her entire practice on it. An iPhone 6 with an "I voted" sticker on it. Notecards. A passport. A clutch purse that is also a wallet. Lots of chargers. A dongle because you never know when you'll need to do a Power Point presentation.

Minnesota Lawyer
Cornell Moore's Laws of Sartorial Success

Long ago and far away, Cornell Leverette Moore first undertook his real-world studies into the proprieties of dressing for business and personal success. "I'm from the South (the Deep South, and that's when the Deep South really meant something), and I guess dressing up is just more of a thing in the South," he says.

Minnesota Lawyer
20th century art lives on at Maslon

To anyone visiting the law offices of Maslon LLP in downtown Minneapolis for the first time, be forewarned: Schedule extra time, lots of it, if you're at all interested in 20th century art, and bring your walking shoes.

Minnesota Lawyer
Travel's a family affair for globetrotter Mark Gordon

Some people collect souvenirs from their travels to remind them of where they've been. Mark Gordon, dean of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Harvard Law School graduate and avid international traveler, seems to collect new additions to the family as well as more traditional souvenirs on his journeys hither and thither.

Eater, others
It Took A Restaurant To Revive An Inner-City St. Paul Neighborhood

Run-down and notorious, the Cathedral Hill area of St. Paul needed a spark. A young real estate entrepreneur decided to take a chance on opening an upscale bar and restaurant on the corner of Selby and Western avenues -- known more as a hot spot for illegal drug dealing and prostitution than it was for fine dining. W.A. Frost & Company proved to be just what the neighborhood needed to spark its revitalization.

Downtown Journal - Minneapolis
Ready. Set. Landscape.

Landscapers, rejoice - new season, new trends

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