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

Recycling rates
The city has also reduced the amount of trash sent to the incinerator by 16 percent or 13,511 tons. (10/21/2014)
The accident occurred near the junction with Interstate 494 shortly after 6 a.m. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed as crews cleaned up. (10/21/2014)
Amy Senser at her 2012 sentencing
Amy Senser can return home Monday after finishing a work release program, part of her sentence from a 2012 conviction tied to a high-profile hit and run death. (10/20/2014)
Apartments on the third and fourth floors were damaged and much of the building sustained smoke damage, officials said. (10/20/2014)
The man who initiated the fight was arrested and is in custody at the Ramsey County Jail. Police are investigating. (10/14/2014)
The lesson from Texas is that even one case of Ebola can have devastating consequences, Gov. Dayton and Sens. Klobuchar and Franken say. (10/13/2014)
A man was scratched on the hand by a cougar Thursday at the Como Zoo after he allegedly climbed on the outer railing of the animal's exhibit. (10/10/2014)
The state has dropped to 39th in charitable giving as the wealth gap increases. (10/10/2014)
The plan aims to add 20 miles of bikeways in Hennepin County annually, providing more options for recreational riders as well as commuters. (10/08/2014)
The assaults happened in parking Ramp C on the 300 block of 2nd Avenue North. (10/08/2014)
The victim was wearing glasses and a leather motorcycle jacket. He had a hoop earring in his left ear. (10/07/2014)
The justices did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. However, the question of same-sex marriage nationwide remains unresolved. (10/06/2014)
Minneapolis police subdued and arrested Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after he was repeatedly asked to leave a downtown building early Sunday morning. (10/06/2014)
Air traffic experts say the system worked well to make sure passengers already in the air arrived safely. (09/29/2014)
Prosecutors allege that Brian Fitch Sr. shot Patrick during a routine traffic stop in West St. Paul on July 30. (09/25/2014)