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

"Words cannot express the thanks we extend to the individual who led law enforcement to the suspect," the friends and family of victim Kelly Phillips said in a statement. (09/16/2014)
Convicted rapist Thomas Ray Duvall, 59, was appealing his civil commitment before a judicial panel in Hennepin County. Duvall's release was initially supported by state and county officials, but they withdrew support late last week. (09/16/2014)
Clem Pryke built the treehouse in the summer of 2012 for his 13-year-old son Daniel (09/12/2014)
The man who police suspect of shooting and killing his former business partner was taken into custody without incident. (09/12/2014)
The 8th annual Babes in Bikeland race for mostly 'WTF' -- women, transgender and femme -- riders happens in Minneapolis on Saturday. (09/12/2014)
The Waseca County Attorney's office originally charged LaDue in early May with four counts of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of attempted criminal damage to property and six counts of possessing explosives. (09/10/2014)
A Minneapolis neighborhood will host the third annual Powderhorn PorchFest, which features 25 bands, along two blocks of 17th Avenue on Saturday. (09/09/2014)
The nonprofit Land and Parks Alliance of Minneapolis argues an appropriate environmental review hasn't been conducted on the route. (09/08/2014)
Stearns County prosecutors say that a 32-year-old man shook his baby son hard enough to cause a brain injury that led to the child's death. (09/08/2014)
The accident occurred near Highway 47 at about 8:30 p.m. (09/08/2014)
Minneapolis Public Schools has declared a moratorium on suspending its youngest students for non-violent behavior. (09/05/2014)
The "Fight for $15" campaign has spread across the country in recent years. It's the first time that workers in Minnesota have officially joined in. (09/04/2014)
All seven vehicles used by the department to respond to medical emergencies will be stocked with Narcan, a drug that can reverse opiate overdoses. (09/04/2014)
Storm clusters will also take aim at Minnesota's Arrowhead and northern Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. (09/04/2014)
Late night incident is the first armed robbery of a vendor in Minnesota State Fair history. (09/03/2014)