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

Vial of naloxone
Hennepin County's efforts to get an anti-overdose drug in the hands of first responders may have made a difference in 2014. Ramsey County saw an uptick in deaths. (04/27/2015)
Canada's Governor General David Johnston
Governor General David Johnston plans to focus on education and trade during his three-day trip. ( 04/27/2015)
The man's sister says he and two childhood friends with him in the canoe were not wearing life jackets. (04/27/2015)
It's a sure sign of spring: farmers markets all over the region are opening for the season. (04/25/2015)
The city of Minneapolis has released an update to its master bike plan that aims to increase the number of protected bikeways in the city by about 35 miles by 2020. (04/23/2015)
Police were called to the 400 block of White Bear Avenue on the afternoon of March 16 after neighbors reported that Justin Todd Tolkinen, 28, was armed and yelling. He was shot and killed by police after a roughly 45-minute standoff. (04/22/2015)
The online retailer is asking for as much as $6.4 million in tax incentives, according to a draft plan. (04/22/2015)
Five-month-old Genesis Xiong was found dead by police in February with bruises on her face, stomach and back. Her mother's boyfriend has been charged in her death. (04/22/2015)
Civia Cycles is recalling aluminum Civia fenders and all Civia Hyland bicycles equipped with the fenders sold between April 2008 through March 2013. (04/21/2015)
The report highlighted that Minnesota has kept its obesity rate below 26 percent since 2010, while states like Iowa and North Dakota have seen rates climb above 30 percent. (04/21/2015)
The state's program is set to launch July 1. Minnesota Medical Solutions and LeafLine Labs were chosen last year to manufacture medical marijuana products in pill or oil form. (04/21/2015)
This is the sixth time MPR News or its parent company, American Public Media, has won a Peabody Award. (04/20/2015)
It turns out that texting while driving isn't the only thing that distracts Minnesota drivers. (04/17/2015)
A growing number of aging Baby Boomers are struggling with prescription drug addiction. (04/16/2015)
The ruling lets a Rice County man withdraw a 2011 guilty plea made after police found cocaine he had given to his wife to hide. (04/16/2015)