Jon Collins

Minnesota Public Radio

Jon Collins is a reporter for MPR News. Before joining MPR, Collins was an editor and reporter at the Minnesota Independent. He was also the editor of the Southwest Minneapolis Patch and a legislative correspondent for the American Consolidated newspaper chain in northeast Minnesota. Jon received degrees in history and journalism from the University of Minnesota, where he also worked as a projects reporter for the Minnesota Daily. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Jon Collins Feature Archive

They want the same rights as mainstream churches, Hindu associations and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. (10/24/2014)
Mireya Reyes, 31, was charged in U.S. District Court with five counts of aiding and abetting the misuse of Social Security numbers. (10/23/2014)
Authorities reported no injuries to passengers or crew. Both planes sustained minor damage and returned to hangars. (10/23/2014)
Three friends aim to mass produce a portable standing desk manufactured regionally. (10/22/2014)
The Seven Corners Gateway Site is proposed to replace an existing parking lot located across the street from the Xcel Energy Center and near a center for homeless services. (10/22/2014)
The city has also reduced the amount of trash sent to the incinerator by 16 percent or 13,511 tons. (10/21/2014)
The accident occurred near the junction with Interstate 494 shortly after 6 a.m. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed as crews cleaned up. (10/21/2014)
Amy Senser can return home Monday after finishing a work release program, part of her sentence from a 2012 conviction tied to a high-profile hit and run death. (10/20/2014)
Apartments on the third and fourth floors were damaged and much of the building sustained smoke damage, officials said. (10/20/2014)
The man who initiated the fight was arrested and is in custody at the Ramsey County Jail. Police are investigating. (10/14/2014)
The lesson from Texas is that even one case of Ebola can have devastating consequences, Gov. Dayton and Sens. Klobuchar and Franken say. (10/13/2014)
A man was scratched on the hand by a cougar Thursday at the Como Zoo after he allegedly climbed on the outer railing of the animal's exhibit. (10/10/2014)
The state has dropped to 39th in charitable giving as the wealth gap increases. (10/10/2014)
The plan aims to add 20 miles of bikeways in Hennepin County annually, providing more options for recreational riders as well as commuters. (10/08/2014)
The assaults happened in parking Ramp C on the 300 block of 2nd Avenue North. (10/08/2014)