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

Luminaries
The City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival said cancellation of the cross-country ski event isn't an option. (01/26/2015)
Compost
City residents will support the program through an additional service charge of $3.40 per month -- regardless of whether they participate. (01/26/2015)
Professor Karen Conway said other Midwestern states that have eliminated taxes on Social Security benefits have not had any measurable change to senior migration. (01/26/2015)
A woman called police to report a break-in. She said the intruder was fighting her boyfriend in the kitchen. (01/22/2015)
The drought may soon be over for Laura Ingalls Wilder fans. The South Dakota State Historical Society Press expects another huge shipment of books in February. (01/21/2015)
A recent study from the University of Minnesota shows that middle-aged adults underestimate the likelihood that they'll need long-term health care services as they grow older. (01/21/2015)
Red Lake's tribal council OK's a feasibility study after federal officials said tribes can legalize marijuana in their territories under certain conditions. (01/16/2015)
The recent terror attacks in Paris are renewing attention on recruitment by foreign terror groups. Federal officials say Minnesota is a center for such activity in the United States. (01/15/2015)
With its expansion plans in tatters, the Minneapolis-based retail giant will close its 133 Canadian stores. Some 600 Twin Cities jobs are tied to Target's Canada operations. (01/15/2015)
Historic preservationists are feeling on the defense in the state as real estate pressures threaten some high-profile historic buildings. (01/14/2015)
Police said the shooting occurred when officers responded to a report that a man had threatened a woman via cell phone. The St. Paul NAACP called for an independent investigation. (01/14/2015)
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Minnesota is $1.94 as of Tuesday. That's down almost 50 cents from just a month ago. (01/13/2015)
If confirmed, it would make him the first person to successfully make the 20,237-foot climb in January. (01/12/2015)
The city is shifting responsibility for doing the actual work of clearing the sidewalks from city public works employees to a private contractor. (01/09/2015)
A 27-year-old Sumatran orangutan named Markisa gave birth to the 3.45-pound female at the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Medical Center this week. (01/09/2015)