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

The board will meet tonight to decide how to fill a more than $100,000 deficit. (11/24/2014)
Residents can learn about online security and get help repairing Internet devices. The first workshop is Saturday. Anyone is welcome. (11/22/2014)
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office's goal is to send a message to drug distributors. (11/19/2014)
For the 10,000 homeless Minnesotans and many others in need, the harsh mid-November cold that dropped into the state is more than just an early hassle. (11/19/2014)
The NFL Players Association said Peterson will immediately appeal. Peterson pleaded no contest earlier this month to a misdemeanor charge of child abuse. (11/18/2014)
Donations will end waiting lists for needed equipment and technology, the state ALS chapter announced. (11/13/2014)
The August Schell Brewing Company hopes to refurbish and preserve the sign, which has been dark for nearly two decades. (11/12/2014)
The star running back and Vikings' fans can expect a resolution sometime in coming weeks, says writer Ben Goessling, who covers the team for ESPN. (11/11/2014)
A stolen bus driven by a 15-year-old boy sideswiped another vehicle on Highway 32 near Ulen, Minnesota, northwest of Detroit Lakes, officials said. (11/11/2014)
Forecasters predict a weeklong deep freeze that could see temperatures dropping into the single digits. (11/11/2014)
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change wants KSTP to apologize for a story alleging Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges made a gang sign as she posed for a picture with a local organizer. (11/10/2014)
Slippery slopes, semis in the ditch and a grinding commute are all part of Minnesota's snowy landscape as the state grapples with the season's first major winter storm. Another wave of snow is expected Monday night into Tuesday morning. (11/10/2014)
The body camera pilot program will last six to nine months and includes 36 officers from precincts across the city. (11/06/2014)
Each winter, as snow piles higher and ice hardens in the cold, some people just don't shovel. (11/06/2014)
Stanek earned more than twice as many votes as his opponent, Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief Eddie Frizell. (11/05/2014)