Jon Collins Feature Archive

A plan introduced in Congress would expand early childhood education opportunities across the country. (11/13/2013)
A Ramsey County jury found the first defendant tried in the brutal beating of a St. Paul man not-guilty on Friday. (11/08/2013)
Minneapolis Mayor-elect Betsy Hodges on Friday said asking voters across the city for their first or second votes in the city's ranked-choice voting system helped her win the election. (11/08/2013)
Hundreds of American Indians and their supporters rallied outside the Metrodome Thursday night to demand the Washington Redskins change the team's nickname, calling it racist and disrespectful. (11/08/2013)
The soil vapor is trichloroethylene, or TCE, and officials have known for more than 30 years about it contaminating groundwater in the area. (11/07/2013)
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)