Jon Collins Feature Archive

The Secret Service is investigating credit- and debit-card data theft at Target stores. Unnamed sources at major credit issuers have said that the security breach started sometime on or near Black Friday. (12/18/2013)
Xcel's request of a 4.6 percent interim rate boost for 2014 was approved by the Public Utilities Commission. The increase that takes effect in January will bring the company an estimated $127.4 million. (12/13/2013)
Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in south Minneapolis early Wednesday morning. Officials say there are no suspects and no arrests have been made. (12/11/2013)
Ramsey County officially launches a veterans court intended to help veterans charged with nonviolent crimes to get their lives back on track. (12/11/2013)
With Hennepin County seeing an all-time high in heroin overdose deaths, Sheriff Rich Stanek announced his support to allow law enforcement officers carry a prescription antidote to opiate overdoses. (12/10/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton has extended an executive order that lifts some restrictions on drivers carrying propane. The state is seeing a substantial shortage of propane, which many Minnesotans rely on for heating and agriculture. (12/09/2013)
The testing follows the state's discovery in September of trichloroethylene soil vapors at public sites across the neighborhood. (12/06/2013)
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)