Jon Collins Feature Archive

Starting Monday, St. Paul residents will be able to put all their recyclables together in one bin for curbside pickup. City officials say they hope it boosts recycling, which has stagnated in recent years. (04/07/2014)
Developers are proposing a mixed-use development at the corner of Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue that would ultimately include a branch of Hennepin County social service programs, about 450 units of housing, retail shops and a site for the popular Midtown Farmers Market. (04/04/2014)
Taylor, a billionaire, said he is purchasing the paper as a business investment, but that the community will also benefit from keeping it under local control. (04/01/2014)
Neighbors said they heard two loud explosions prior to the fire. St. Louis Park Fire Chief Steve Koering said there were oxygen tanks in the home, but it's not yet clear what caused the fire. (03/31/2014)
Senator Al Franken was joined by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at a campaign event Saturday at Macalester College in St. Paul. (03/30/2014)
Pam Borton was relieved of her duties immediately and assistant coach Kelly Roysland will serve as interim coach, the university said today. (03/28/2014)
All wore a triangle or yellow Star of David, symbols that Germans forced Jews and other targeted groups to wear in occupied countries. "I just really want to represent the people who cannot speak," organizer Margie Newman said. (03/27/2014)
The City of Minneapolis is getting set to reconstruct the busy, looping interchange where Hennepin and Lyndale avenues come together, and unveiled its $9.1 million reconstruction project at the Walker Art Center Tuesday. (03/26/2014)
Prosecutors last week charged Erik Patrick Hastad, 19, with contributing to the delinquency of a child and violation of the county's social hosting law. His father, Gary Lee Hastad, 59, is charged with violating the social hosting law, although he was not present at the party. (03/24/2014)
The standoff ended Monday after police forced their way into the home. Inside, police found the 36-year-old son dead from gunshot wounds and his father critically injured from self-inflicted stab wounds. (03/24/2014)
Many of the cooperative groceries in the Twin Cities are planning expansions or additional locations. Powered by consumer demand for organics and natural foods, it's a strong comeback for an industry whose future was shaky just a decade ago. (03/24/2014)
Investigators said four of the incidents occurred in June 2013 when Heuer volunteered as a fishing guide at Lutheran Island Camp in Henning, Minn. He was charged in July. (03/21/2014)
In July 2010, Massy was charged by Beltrami County authorities with abusing two boys, ages 10 and 11, during a field trip to Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji. He fled the United States before authorities could arrest him. (03/21/2014)
Minnetonka police officials said officers James Comings and Ryan Smith were called to the building after someone reported a man with a gun. Police said officers confronted Michael Tray, 27, who was carrying a gun, and then shot him. (03/20/2014)
An IRS spokesperson confirmed that agents were engaged in "official business." The spokesperson said federal law limits the information the agency can provide about active investigations into taxpayers. (03/20/2014)