Jon Collins Feature Archive

After elections officials spent several hours tabulating ranked-choice ballots in the mayor's race, City Council Member Betsy Hodges widened her lead in the mayoral race. (11/06/2013)
Minneapolis City Council Member Betsy Hodges won such strong support from voters that her closest opponent, former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew, all but conceded on Tuesday night. (11/05/2013)
Minneapolis voters unseated three incumbent City Council members in today's elections, guaranteeing that a majority of the 13-member council will be new members. (11/05/2013)
Voters in Minneapolis will elect a new mayor, city council and park and recreation board today. In St. Paul, there's an election for mayor. And there are more municipal elections around the state. Here's the best of our coverage leading up to the polls opening, and election resources to help guide you to the ballot box. (11/05/2013)
Minneapolis officials are beefing up election staffing as voters head to the polls Tuesday to elect a new mayor, City Council and park board. (11/04/2013)
Eleven people were involved in a dramatic mid-air collision between two planes in northwest Wisconsin over the weekend. None of the nine skydivers or two pilots was seriously injured. (11/04/2013)
If elected, Abdi Warsame would be the first American of Somali descent to serve at that level of government in the United States. (11/04/2013)
Here are some election resources to help guide you to the ballot box when Minneapolis goes to vote on Tuesday. (11/01/2013)
The Surly Brewing Company broke ground Tuesday on its new brewery in Minneapolis more than two years after Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill giving Minnesota brewers the right to sell beer where they make it. (10/29/2013)
Minnesota Public Radio alleged in a lawsuit filed Friday that the head of a Rochester company with which MPR is partnered misappropriated almost $315,000 over the last decade. (10/25/2013)
Rosendahl, who began his career as a volunteer firefighter in Woodbury, Minn., in 1974, has also led the Owatonna Fire Department and served as state director of emergency management. (10/25/2013)
Minnesota's corn crop is coming in much later than last year and the harvest is much more wet, which puts more pressure on propane supplies used to fuel dryers. (10/24/2013)
A Dakota County grand jury today indicted a 31-year-old Rosemount man in the shooting death of Palagor Jobi in Burnsville last month. (10/24/2013)
Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said Wednesday that "heads should roll" over the problem-plagued launch of the federal health care law's website. (10/23/2013)
The Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis could be closed as a measure to prevent invasive Asian carp from spreading further north. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday. (10/23/2013)