Jon Collins Feature Archive

Catholics who gathered for the annual Candlelight Rosary Procession in St. Paul Friday night reacted to recent news about the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including an MPR News report that found the archdiocese knew about a priests's sexual misconduct but failed to remove him from ministry. (10/04/2013)
Sara Johannes, executive chef at Shoyu at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, will be one of 18 contestants on Bravo's "Top Chef." (10/02/2013)
The decision not to build the first full-fledged cycle track on Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis is leaving bicycling advocates disappointed. (09/27/2013)
Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, 31, is accused of shooting Palagor Obang Jobi, 23, eight times outside of Nina's Grill in Burnsville early Sunday. When police arrived they found Jobi dead in the parking lot. (09/27/2013)
There are now four companies vying for the car-sharing market in Minneapolis, three of which are partnering with the city to use more high-profile on-street parking spaces. (09/26/2013)
If the merger is approved, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation will be the largest non profit addiction treatment provider in the U.S. It will keep its headquarters in Center City, Minn. (09/24/2013)
The Minneapolis teachers union has requested that mediators allow private contract talks with the district. The teacher's current contract expired months ago and negotiations have been going on summer early June. (09/24/2013)
Spirit on Lake in Minneapolis is the first housing development in Minnesota to serve primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors, a group that faces unique safety and health challenges as they age. (09/24/2013)
The union asked the Bureau of Mediation Services to close the negotiations to the public last week, although the district received formal notice of the request today. (09/23/2013)
Accomplices played big roles in two separate killings in the Twin Cities. Hennepin County authorities filed charges on Friday. (09/20/2013)
A federal judge has dismissed class action suits filed against state agencies and officials after an employee accessed the driver's license data of thousands of Minnesotans. (09/20/2013)
A law that allows state child care workers to vote on whether to form a union was temporarily blocked today by a federal appeals court. (09/19/2013)
Fonati McArthur Diggs and Timothy Denzel Cross were found guilty in July of forcing two young women, age 18 and 17, to have sex with multiple men. (09/16/2013)
Orval Amdahl, 94, of Lanesboro, Minn., was a Marine stationed near Nagasaki after the war. He said there was a warehouse that was packed with swords collected by the U.S. government. Soldiers were given permission to take one home as a souvenir. He did. Now he's giving it back. (09/14/2013)
Last year's heavy spring rains had an adverse effect on the crop because wild rice is very sensitive to rapid changes in water depth, and fast-moving water can uproot the fragile wild rice plants from a lake's bottom. (09/14/2013)