Bob Collins Feature Archive

Classical Minnesota Public Radio host Alison Young raises an interesting question today: What drives us to do things that might kill us? How do we decide when to stop doing it? (01/18/2014)
The former Washington Post reporter who broke the news that Target's computers had been hacked has published the most detailed account yet of how hackers stole the data of millions of Target shoppers. (01/16/2014)
On social media this afternoon, Vikings fans appear to be riding high (by whatever definition you want to ascribe to that phrase) after the team apparently cut a deal for a new coach. (01/15/2014)
A private jet crashed while attempting a second landing in Aspen this afternoon, at least one of the three people on the plane died. (01/05/2014)
Chris Kluwe came back today in a big way with a Deadspin column - I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot - that blasts his former employers. (01/02/2014)
A divided Minnesota Supreme Court today rejected protection for a former security guard who says she was fired in retaliation for filing for unemployment benefits after her hours were cut. (01/02/2014)
A quick before-and-after of today's fire in Minneapolis. (01/01/2014)
While the rest of the world says goodbye to a year, a family in Massachusetts said goodbye today to a son and husband. (12/31/2013)
The question of whether the National Security Agency's massive collection of telephone data is legal is likely heading for the Supreme Court after today's ruling from a federal judge in New York that it's constitutional. Here are six things to know about the ruling. (12/27/2013)
Timing is everything. If you were searching the Delta Airlines website today, maybe you were one of the lucky ones to get a flight for $5. (12/26/2013)
A divided Minnesota Supreme Court today upheld a state law that allows a city or county to seize and sell an automobile if the person driving it was driving drunk. (12/26/2013)
Many Americans, this week's news stories confirm, don't have a clue what the First Amendment says or what it means. (12/20/2013)
On the day Anne Tabat was born, her grandmother gave her a cookie recipe book. She's been "the cookie lady" ever since. (12/19/2013)
It's been a few months since Minnesota's health exchange website went live on the Internet and there's only a week left until the cutoff to apply for coverage that starts on Jan. 1. The politicians involved have let themselves get into a particularly nasty pickle: If they admit the obvious, their political careers are at stake. (12/18/2013)
At least for now, the mass collection of phone records is an unreasonable search under the Constitution, federal judge Richard Leon ruled today. (12/16/2013)