Jon Collins Feature Archive

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)
The former fire chief of Babbitt, Minn., pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to purposely setting fires in the Superior National Forest. (11/22/2013)
After six months representing NASA on the International Space Station, Minnesota astronaut Karen Nyberg recently returned to Earth. (11/21/2013)
Law enforcement agents seized 10 adult pit bulls and five puppies in raids on houses connected to a suspected dogfighting ring on Wednesday. (11/20/2013)
A law that changes way sexually exploited children and teens are treated goes into effect in Minnesota next year, and will be the model for legislation that Sen. Amy Klobuchar plans to introduce at the federal level. (11/19/2013)
Ramsey County authorities have filed charges against a man who allegedly pointed a gun at a police officer in St. Paul early Sunday morning. The officer shot the man three times. (11/18/2013)
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)