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

Tech graduates laugh during ceremony
Prime is trying to change the industry to make it more diverse and kinder than the culture of the 'brogrammer.' (07/03/2015)
Police were called to Willy's Bar on Coon Rapids Boulevard early Thursday morning. A suspect has been arrested. (07/02/2015)
Derek Brown at Tin Whiskers Brewing
Taprooms in St. Paul will be able to sell beer in growlers on Sundays starting on July 5. The Legislature voted earlier this year to let taprooms sell the 64-ounce jugs of beer on Sundays. (07/02/2015)
Dr. Katherine Nickels is one of 203 health care practitioners registered to participate in Minnesota's medical marijuana program. (07/01/2015)
Republicans said Minnesotans will be shocked to see what commissioners are receiving and predicted Democrats will pay a political price at the polls. (07/01/2015)
Here's a look at some of the more interesting changes. (06/30/2015)
The fire, on the 2700 block of 18th Avenue South, was reported at about 3:40 a.m. (06/30/2015)
MPR News' Tom Weber discussed with Glen Taylor what the future holds for him and Taylor Corp. as he passes the reins to his niece, Deb Taylor. (06/29/2015)
The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says a 51-year-old from Virginia was at a Cherry Township recreational facility carrying his daughter when lightning struck them Sunday afternoon. (06/29/2015)
The county revived Minnesota's practice of collecting DNA samples from those charged with some violent crimes. (06/26/2015)
A woman nearby was arrested in the stabbing. Police said it appears to be an isolated incident. (06/25/2015)
"The only way to combat white supremacy is for whites to say it exists and we will help you fight against it," the Rev. Nazim Fakir tells MPR News' Tom Weber. (06/24/2015)
The Wisconsin man fled a St. Paul police officer, who fired shots while chasing him. (06/23/2015)
Lanes in both directions closed shortly after 9 a.m. A spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Transportation said repairs would take about two hours. (06/23/2015)
The two left lanes on the interstate were closed shortly after 7 a.m. and reopened shortly before 9:30 a.m. (06/23/2015)