Jon Collins

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

The group falsely posed as licensed medical marijuana caregivers and small business owners and moved as much as 400 pounds of pot outside of Colorado, mostly to Minnesota, each month. (03/27/2015)
Woodbury senior complex fire
The early morning fire started in one unit on the lower level of Woodbury Senior Living. (03/27/2015)
Minnesota Security Hospital
The state Department of Human Services commissioner says the agency is making progress in improving conditions at the Minnesota Security Hospital. (03/26/2015)
The Minnesota Vikings launched an online campaign Thursday to sell bricks inscribed with personal messages. Social media responded with brickbats. (03/26/2015)
The mall's goal was to "give voice to other fans of the mall." (03/25/2015)
The franchise was awarded to investors led by Bill McGuire, who owns a minor league soccer team. (03/25/2015)
A car hit the side of a train in St. Paul. (03/25/2015)
Alleged members of a "notorious and active" St. Paul gang were charged with attacks in the city's skyway and at a downtown light rail station in January. (03/24/2015)
Minneapolis police said that hundreds of young people swarmed downtown on St. Patrick's Day. They fought with one another and blocked traffic. (03/24/2015)
Reforms focus on child safety, cultural sensitivity and funding, according to a draft document released by the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children. (03/23/2015)
Reported snowfall totals reached almost 10 inches in Lakeville and 9 inches in Zumbrota, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. (03/23/2015)
Both Minneapolis and St. Paul trail most other large cities in the proportion of officers who reside in the cities they serve. (03/20/2015)
The identity of a murder victim who had been unidentified for 35 years has been revealed, thanks in large part to the efforts of Deborah Anderson. (03/18/2015)
The body of 18-year-old Michelle Yvette Busha was identified thanks to DNA testing. Her killer is serving a life sentence in a Texas prison. (03/17/2015)
Librarian of Congress James Billington told The Associated Press that Erdrich's novels have uniquely explored the cultural challenges faced by Native Americans and mixed-race Americans. (03/17/2015)