Jon Collins Feature Archive

While city officials weigh whether or not to equip Minneapolis police officers with small wearable cameras, many communities have already taken that step. The Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville is one of them. (10/22/2013)
The owners of a building near the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis could face a lawsuit from the city for discharging thousands of gallons of water an hour into the nearby lakes through a storm sewer. (10/21/2013)
A Kanabec County man has died after a crane he was operating tipped over at a construction site. (10/21/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close Interstate 35E in St. Paul for construction over the weekend. (10/18/2013)
A Dakota County grand jury has indicted three St. Paul teens in connection with the killing of Luis David Reyes-Galvan in West St. Paul in January. (10/18/2013)
The website and mobile app of Delta Air Lines were unavailable much of the day on Thursday. The airline reported tonight the website is working again. (10/17/2013)
If Congress fails to pass a budget bill after the first of the year, some who depend on the heating subsidies may have trouble finding the funds to pay utilities. (10/16/2013)
In its ninth year, the Zombie Pub Crawl has grown from a scrappy DIY effort organized by a few friends to a sprawling event that's expected to bring about 30,000 people to the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday. Not everyone welcomes those playing undead. (10/11/2013)
Islamic Center of St. Cloud President Abdulrashid Salad said afterward that he realized during the hearing that revising the proposal could increase its chances of passage. (10/08/2013)
Taking publicly available data and putting it in forms that are more easily digestible for the public is the point of so-called "civic hacking," which seeks to provide practical solutions to civic problems by applying data and design. (10/06/2013)
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)