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

Metro Transit bus
The complementary rides are the result of a law passed earlier this year that's designed to increase voter participation. (10/31/2014)
A small pond within Lake Vermilion State Park
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spent more than $8 million building new projects or rehabbing old ones this construction season. (10/31/2014)
The tests required by the company would measure blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, as well as check for evidence of smoking. (10/29/2014)
The number is significant because one out of every five state residents relies on private wells for drinking water. (10/27/2014)
Two would-be car thieves attracted the attention of police after driving the wrong way down a street. (10/27/2014)
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)