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

Passengers wait in line at O'Hare on Friday.
Air traffic experts say the system worked well to make sure passengers already in the air arrived safely. (09/29/2014)
Brian Fitch Sr.
Prosecutors allege that Brian Fitch Sr. shot Patrick during a routine traffic stop in West St. Paul on July 30. (09/25/2014)
The 400 bar eviction notice
An ambitious effort by a legendary Minneapolis rock club appears to have failed. (09/24/2014)
City officials say the Kellogg Boulevard-Third Street Bridge is safe but added they'll immediately pursue funding to rebuild it. (09/23/2014)
City documents show there was no internal affairs investigation of the incident by St. Paul police. (09/23/2014)
The victims appear to have been shooting at each other, according to police who are still investigating. (09/23/2014)
The accident spilled auto parts across Interstate 35W, the State Patrol said. (09/22/2014)
Michael Henderson ran from the Hennepin County Courthouse Thursday. (09/19/2014)
The policy ties transportation money to equity for the first time. (09/18/2014)
"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)