Jon Collins Feature Archive

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)
Law enforcement officials warned that anyone aiding the suspect or concealing his whereabouts could face up to 20 years in prison. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office said it will press charges against those found to have helped him. (08/15/2014)
A Thursday evening vigil meant to honor the 18-year-old killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri turned into a protest after Minneapolis officers in at least six squad cars detained a young woman who attended the event as she walked outside carrying a sign. (08/15/2014)
The Minnesota Security Hospital, which houses patients committed for being mentally ill or dangerous, has been wracked by findings of patient neglect and allegations of administrative chaos. A report released in May contained internal interviews with employees, who said they feared for their safety because of new policies on how to deal with patients. (08/14/2014)
In two of the most hotly contested political races in the state, challengers are poised to unseat a longtime Democratic legislator and a veteran Republican one. (08/12/2014)
A meeting to consider changing school start times was sometimes contentious. (08/12/2014)
There was a festive atmosphere in and around the stadium despite the heat. It was just six and half minutes into the first quarter that the Vikings put their first points on the board with a touchdown by Matt Asiata. (08/09/2014)