Jon Collins Feature Archive

A body pulled out of the Chicago River by police this afternoon has been identified as Lauren Li, 21, of Burnsville. (01/15/2014)
Under the terms of a three-year contract, the musicians will have to take a 15 percent pay cut in the first year. But the musicians said the orchestra will remain in the nation's top 10 in terms of pay. (01/15/2014)
The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Paul John Bulen, 55, of Mahtomedi. (01/13/2014)
Organizers of the event asked attendees to get involved with anti-violence groups or push for tighter gun laws at the State Capitol in the upcoming legislative session. (01/13/2014)
It got so cold for such an extended period that up to 80 percent of invasive emerald ash borers may have died. (01/10/2014)
The Massachusetts-based chain has been recruiting franchise owners in Minnesota since the end of October. (01/10/2014)
About 60 people gathered in a basement room across from the Metrodome with officials from the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, the Minnesota Vikings and Mortenson Construction, the firm chosen to build the stadium. (01/10/2014)
"If you look at what's being built and the demographics of who is moving in, it really tells the story of the return to what I call urban America," said Thomas Streitz, director of housing policy and development for Minneapolis. (01/08/2014)
Reopening the state's environmental health lab may take longer, however, a delay that could require some retesting of samples. (01/07/2014)
Wabasha County has been operating a so-called safe driving program since 2003 that allowed drivers cited for some traffic offenses to instead pay a flat $125 to take a class and maintain a clean record. Nearly three dozen Minnesota counties and cities operate similar programs. (01/06/2014)
Steve Reinarts, an instructor at Dunwoody College of Technology, offered some tips for taking care of your car when it's cold out. (01/04/2014)
"Today our task is to find people who are missing and unaccounted for," Hussein Ahmed, director of the West Bank Community Coalition said Thursday morning. (01/02/2014)
Authorities are responding to a train derailment west of the city of Casselton, N.D. The Cass County Sheriff is "strongly recommending" people evacuate from the area. (12/30/2013)
A spokesperson for Delta Air Lines said the company will stand by heavily discounted fares that were created by an error. (12/26/2013)
Laura Kirstine Avery, 60, was convicted Monday of four counts of malicious punishment of a child for incidents that occurred when she was a substitute teacher at Oak Grove Elementary School in Bloomington last year. (12/23/2013)