Jon Collins Feature Archive

The Minnesota Department of Health confirms that an outbreak of norovirus occurred at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato last week. (11/21/2012)
During last year's holiday season, an anonymous donor left 23 envelopes containing $1,000 each at Salvation Army kettles across the Twin Cities. (11/20/2012)
Julie Weisenhorn, director of the master gardener program at University of Minnesota Extension, said gardeners can help prepare their gardens and lawns to thrive next year by taking a few small steps. (11/20/2012)
As the holiday season approaches, the Minnesota State Patrol plans to step up enforcement against drunk drivers. (11/19/2012)
The snowfall that paralyzed Monday morning's commute also resulted in about 20 minor bus-related accidents in the Metro area, but no injuries. (11/12/2012)
The St. Paul City Council will meet on Wednesday afternoon to approve a $400,000 settlement to a mother and son in a police brutality case, which is tied for the largest settlement in St. Paul city history. (11/07/2012)
About three dozen volunteers wearing red Romney/Ryan campaign shirts stood around two long, plastic tables piled with canned foods in the campaign's Hudson, Wis., office on Tuesday. (10/31/2012)
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has agreed to pay a $242,973 penalty for excessive use of a hazardous waste at a landfill operated by Northshore Mining in Silver Bay. (10/29/2012)
Authorities say the driver of a minivan that caused a fatal accident on Interstate 494 Monday morning was driving with a revoked license. (10/29/2012)
Like a growing number of baby boomers in Minnesota, Anne Conley of St. Paul rejected traditional rituals like embalming and funeral service in favor of a more personalized experience: the home vigil. Anne's family carried out her wishes after she died of cancer. (10/24/2012)
As environmental consciousness has grown in the country, some people question the practice of pumping dead bodies full of chemicals before they're buried in thick, concrete vaults in the ground. (10/24/2012)
An officer-involved shooting has left one man dead in an East Side neighborhood of St. Paul. (10/23/2012)
Cliffs Natural Resources and the United Steelworkers of America have reached tentative agreement on a contract covering union workers. (10/10/2012)
Already facing more than a dozen charges of criminal sexual conduct with minors, a former teacher at Shattuck-St. Mary's college preparatory school in Faribault had also been previously accused of misconduct at the school. (10/08/2012)
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan told a Friday afternoon news conference that the gunman in Thursday's attack was 36-year-old Andrew J. Engeldinger of Minneapolis. (09/28/2012)