Jon Collins Feature Archive

Peter Stibal was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison in 2011 for abusing four boys while leading a Boy Scout troop in Burnsville. (05/05/2014)
Matthew Michael Damman, 31, faces one charge for fleeing police and five counts of criminal vehicular operation. (05/02/2014)
The yearly ranking scored Minnesota high for its policies and programs, although the state was ranked low for infrastructure and funding. It's the seventh year in a row that Minnesota has made it into the top five. Only Washington state received a higher overall ranking. (05/01/2014)
Former state Rep. Marion Greene won almost 36 percent of the vote in the six-way race to fill the board seat in Hennepin County's 3rd District, which covers all of St. Louis Park and much of southwest Minneapolis. (04/30/2014)
The top two vote getters in today's special primary election will proceed to the special election on May 13. (04/29/2014)
Buford Braden Rogers, 25, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for one count of illegally possessing a firearm and one count of possessing homemade bombs. (04/28/2014)
The new law gives labs until July 2015 to begin the accreditation process. Accreditation often requires lengthy paperwork and can cost several thousand dollars. (04/25/2014)
The American Indian Movement emerged in the 1960s from the streets of south Minneapolis, a longtime cultural crossroads for American Indian communities in the Midwest. And the burst of activism that followed has focused on all sorts of issues from treaty rights to sports mascots. But the celebration of Columbus Day still rankles Bill Means. (04/24/2014)
State investigators confirmed that founder and executive director Tammy Thies spent the group's funds on personal items like underwear, makeup, movies and hair removal products, as well as books like "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" and "My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands." (04/23/2014)
The man killed in a Mankato shooting over the weekend has been identified. (04/22/2014)
Trains will run all night long on the light rail line connecting downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis when it opens in June. (04/21/2014)
Mankato police say gunfire broke out at a club, leaving one person dead and three others injured. (04/20/2014)
The company said in an e-mail late Saturday night that public concern forced it to remove new terms of service from its website. The Minnesota-based food company had planned to require consumers to agree to arbitration or informal negotiation instead of pursuing lawsuits if they've engaged with General Mills online through coupon downloads, sweepstakes, and other activities. (04/20/2014)
An apparent collision with a Washington, D.C. bus sent the owl to the U of M's Raptor Center for new feathers and rehabilitation. (04/18/2014)
Nicknamed Operation Exile, the arrests began early Thursday morning led by a coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement officers in seven counties across the state, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said. More arrests and charges are coming, he added. (04/18/2014)