Jon Collins Feature Archive

A tractor-trailer fatally struck a man on the 5500 block of Lexington Avenue Tuesday afternoon. (08/20/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has added 180 species to the state's list of endangered or threatened plants and animals, many of which have struggled to survive as native habitat disappeared. The DNR added eight mammals to the list. Moose, big brown bat and Canada lynx are now considered species of special concern. And one, the Northern pocket gopher, was newly listed as threatened. (08/19/2013)
Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson told the crowd that she realizes the last year has been difficult for the school's community. (08/16/2013)
Two people were hospitalized today after a PedalPub they were riding tipped over near downtown Minneapolis. (08/15/2013)
The Islamic Center of St. Cloud's proposal would include a new mosque, religious school, offices, retail and restaurant space on a nine-and-a-half acre site in a residential area off Clearwater Road. (08/14/2013)
Members of St. Cloud's planning commission will hear testimony today on a proposed mosque, school and retail complex that's facing some opposition from neighbors in a quiet, residential part of the city. (08/13/2013)
The Ramsey County Attorney's Office has charged the wife of a member of the Minnesota National Guard and a male friend with killing her husband, Brandon James Horst, on Aug. 5. (08/12/2013)
Shakopee officials have approved an incentive package designed to entice California-based Shutterfly Inc. to build a new $60 million facility in the city. (08/09/2013)
Religious leaders and activists from Minneapolis' black community gathered outside City Hall today to call for an independent investigation of racially charged incidents involving Minneapolis police officers. (08/07/2013)
An offender has died at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program just days after another man held in the facility committed suicide. (08/07/2013)
After two incidents in which Minneapolis police officers were accused of racially charged behavior, Police Chief Janee Harteau pledged to work to ensure her officers treat people with respect. (08/05/2013)
Minneapolis Police Department is investigating a bar fight involving three of its officers in Apple Valley last November. (08/02/2013)
The NFL announced today that Minnesota Vikings tackle DeMarcus Love has been suspended for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. (08/01/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is adding Lake Mary in Douglas County to the list of zebra mussel-infested waters in the state. (08/01/2013)
The largest midnight same-sex marriage celebration happened at Minneapolis City Hall, where Mayor R.T. Rybak officiated more than three dozen weddings. (08/01/2013)