Bob Collins

Bob Collins

Writer, MPR News Cut
Minnesota Public Radio
bcollins@mpr.org

Bob Collins writes the News Cut blog for MPR News. He joined MPR in 1992. He served as broadcast editor and coordinated MPR's political coverage until 1999, when he was asked to direct MPR's foray into online journalism. He previously was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company in Massachusetts, and national desk editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York. He also was editor at WHDH in Boston, where he received the Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigation into the Boston mob scene. Bob is a private pilot and is building his own airplane.

Bob Collins Feature Archive

Knoblauch, who earned the ire of Twins fans when he demanded a trade out of Minnesota when the team fell on hard times, is accused of punching his ex-wife. (07/24/2014)
The Minnesota city is the only metropolitan area in the north to make the top-10 list of happiest cities. (07/24/2014)
Aaron J. Brown writes on his Minnesota Brown blog today that a crowdstarter campaign has kicked off to reopen Zimmy's, the Hibbing night spot and restaurant that closed abruptly last spring. (07/18/2014)
Whenever Minnesota examines its Minnesota Niceness, we are prompted to make popcorn, prop our feet up and watch the unfolding entertainment. (07/17/2014)
Today, CBS News profiled the children of El Salvador, including Raoul, who lived in Saint Paul for eight years. But only his father had temporary legal status. When it expired, the family was deported. (07/17/2014)
It probably didn't get much notice at last night's All Star game, except, of course, by the people who were at Target Field. But on Twitter last evening, Eileen Smith posted a pretty poignant moment on the Jumbotron. (07/16/2014)
Churches United has applied for a $6 million state grant for the apartment complex for chronically homeless and homeless families. Predictably, the neighbors objected. (07/15/2014)
It was a gorgeous day in Novosibirsk, central Russia, on Saturday when the sky started raining cold death with a freak hailstorm. (07/14/2014)
What will we leave behind from an era that nobody writes letters anymore? (07/10/2014)
A picture of the Perry-Obama meeting in Texas this week will likely sweep across meme-land. (07/10/2014)
Someone torched the Little Library on Minnehaha Avenue on Sunday, according to a post on the MPD Facebook page. (07/10/2014)
Soccer is called "the beautiful game," because "the game that rips your heart out, stomps on your gut, and leaves your country humiliated in the eyes of the sports world" just doesn't have the same ring to it. (07/09/2014)
Roughly a dozen-and-a-half staffers have taken voluntarily buyouts and will be leaving the newspaper. The Newspaper Guild said the departing members have 586 years of newspaper experience. (07/08/2014)
Joe Stiglingh, of West Palm Beach, sent his quadcopter and GoPro on a suicide mission in May. But he wanted to see what fireworks look like inside the fireworks that were being fired off in Miami. (07/06/2014)
It's a pretty slow time of the year for news so the chances are good you're going to hear or read a story about rising gas prices over the July 4th holiday. (07/02/2014)