Jon Collins Feature Archive

A man died early this morning when his car went over the guard rail on the Bloomington Ferry Bridge between Bloomington and Shakopee. (12/06/2013)
State agencies in Minnesota and Wisconsin approved a $332.5 million contract this week to build the St. Croix Crossing bridge deck and other elements across the river, as well as the highway ramps and approach bridge. (12/05/2013)
Lakeville North High School started classes Thursday with a moment of silence to honor a classmate who died Wednesday when her car slid into an oncoming SUV. (12/05/2013)
A junior at Lakeville North High School was killed in a car accident during her commute to school Wednesday. (12/04/2013)
The three surviving children involved in a car accident in St. Louis Park last month are showing signs of improvement, according to the lawyer for one of the families. (12/03/2013)
A Maplewood man shot by St. Paul police on Friday following a car chase has been charged in a shooting death that occurred just days before. (12/03/2013)
As a winter storm descends on the northern half of the state, public safety officials are warning motorists to avoid unnecessary travel and drive slowly if they need to make Tuesday's commute. (12/02/2013)
State officials are asking people to be cautious while venturing onto any lakes covered in ice, especially on lakes that have aeration systems. (12/02/2013)
A University of Minnesota student reported that a pair of men tried to abduct her while she was walking near campus after midnight on Wednesday, according to a crime alert issued by University of Minnesota police this evening. (11/27/2013)
The St. Paul Fire Department has identified the man who died in an apartment fire on the city's North End on Tuesday as William Clepper. (11/27/2013)
Although Minnesota leads the nation in rates of home ownership, a recent report found that people of color are much less likely to own houses than whites. (11/26/2013)
The fire on the 1600 block of North Hamline Ave. was confined to the kitchen of one apartment and was extinguished quickly. (11/26/2013)
Firefighters quickly contained a fire at the Macy's store in Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka on Tuesday. The store had to be evacuated. (11/26/2013)
Sure, your little spunky football team played our little spunky football team even yesterday, Wisconsin. But that's about as close as Wisconsin gets in the ongoing battle between Wisconsin and Minnesota, according to University of Minnesota political science professor Larry Jacobs. (11/25/2013)
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Friday it is delaying the release of the names of some priests who have sexually abused children until at least next month. (11/22/2013)