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 Thrill Day theme continued through much of the 1930s and 1940s with stunts like a man setting himself on fire and diving into a pool, or acrobats performing on the wings of planes. (08/26/2014)
Angela Dawn Jackson, 37, is being held on $500,000 bail at Hennepin County Jail. (08/26/2014)
Three separate buildings in Duluth were hit by lightning during storms on Sunday night, causing two fires and damage to the structures. The Duluth Fire Department said no one was injured. (08/25/2014)
Public health officials say the risk for contracting West Nile virus appears to be much lower this year. (08/22/2014)
Spokesperson Judy Jacobs said no one was injured -- the flagger was able to jump out of the way before the cars crashed. (08/22/2014)
Police say an 11-year-old boy has been struck by a vehicle while walking along a street. (08/22/2014)
Officials say road closures in the area are due to police activity but have not elaborated. (08/22/2014)
Campaign aims to recruit people to protect pollinators. (08/21/2014)
To kick off Jeni Haler's official duties, she will sit in a refrigerated cooler for six hours while a 90-block of butter is sculpted in her likeness. (08/21/2014)
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that evidence obtained illegally may not be used to deny a civil complaint against seizure of property. (08/21/2014)
Lawyers hope the three lawsuits will gain class-action status. (08/20/2014)
Kelly Phillips was gunned down Aug. 11 outside an Arden Hills gas station. (08/20/2014)
Team will pay an undisclosed amount to gay-advocacy groups. (08/19/2014)
A group that criticizes racism in sports has dropped an effort to force the Warroad, Minn., school district to change its name and logo after the local American Indian community objected to the change. (08/19/2014)
The number of traffic fatalities is still lower than at this time in 2013. (08/18/2014)