Jon Collins Feature Archive

If elected, Abdi Warsame would be the first American of Somali descent to serve at that level of government in the United States. (11/04/2013)
Here are some election resources to help guide you to the ballot box when Minneapolis goes to vote on Tuesday. (11/01/2013)
The Surly Brewing Company broke ground Tuesday on its new brewery in Minneapolis more than two years after Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill giving Minnesota brewers the right to sell beer where they make it. (10/29/2013)
Minnesota Public Radio alleged in a lawsuit filed Friday that the head of a Rochester company with which MPR is partnered misappropriated almost $315,000 over the last decade. (10/25/2013)
Rosendahl, who began his career as a volunteer firefighter in Woodbury, Minn., in 1974, has also led the Owatonna Fire Department and served as state director of emergency management. (10/25/2013)
Minnesota's corn crop is coming in much later than last year and the harvest is much more wet, which puts more pressure on propane supplies used to fuel dryers. (10/24/2013)
A Dakota County grand jury today indicted a 31-year-old Rosemount man in the shooting death of Palagor Jobi in Burnsville last month. (10/24/2013)
Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said Wednesday that "heads should roll" over the problem-plagued launch of the federal health care law's website. (10/23/2013)
The Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis could be closed as a measure to prevent invasive Asian carp from spreading further north. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday. (10/23/2013)
Created by the Legislature, the Board of Pardons has the ability to award what the legal system calls a pardon extraordinary, which removes the requirement that people with criminal histories have to report their convictions to potential employers or anyone else. On Tuesday, 18 people asked that they be pardoned (10/23/2013)
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)