Jon Collins

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
jon.collins@mpr.org

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

Truck crash on I-35W and Hwy 10
The time necessary to clear the road was estimated at two hours. (09/22/2014)
Michael David Henderson
Michael Henderson ran from the Hennepin County Courthouse Thursday. (09/19/2014)
Federal dollars fund transit, roads
The policy ties transportation money to equity for the first time. (09/18/2014)
"Words cannot express the thanks we extend to the individual who led law enforcement to the suspect," the friends and family of victim Kelly Phillips said in a statement. (09/16/2014)
Convicted rapist Thomas Ray Duvall, 59, was appealing his civil commitment before a judicial panel in Hennepin County. Duvall's release was initially supported by state and county officials, but they withdrew support late last week. (09/16/2014)
Clem Pryke built the treehouse in the summer of 2012 for his 13-year-old son Daniel (09/12/2014)
The man who police suspect of shooting and killing his former business partner was taken into custody without incident. (09/12/2014)
The 8th annual Babes in Bikeland race for mostly 'WTF' -- women, transgender and femme -- riders happens in Minneapolis on Saturday. (09/12/2014)
The Waseca County Attorney's office originally charged LaDue in early May with four counts of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of attempted criminal damage to property and six counts of possessing explosives. (09/10/2014)
A Minneapolis neighborhood will host the third annual Powderhorn PorchFest, which features 25 bands, along two blocks of 17th Avenue on Saturday. (09/09/2014)
The nonprofit Land and Parks Alliance of Minneapolis argues an appropriate environmental review hasn't been conducted on the route. (09/08/2014)
Stearns County prosecutors say that a 32-year-old man shook his baby son hard enough to cause a brain injury that led to the child's death. (09/08/2014)
The accident occurred near Highway 47 at about 8:30 p.m. (09/08/2014)
Minneapolis Public Schools has declared a moratorium on suspending its youngest students for non-violent behavior. (09/05/2014)
The "Fight for $15" campaign has spread across the country in recent years. It's the first time that workers in Minnesota have officially joined in. (09/04/2014)