Jon Collins Feature Archive

Hundreds of Twin Cities students left school Friday to protest the prosecution of activists arrested at the Mall of America and the killings of black people by police. (05/01/2015)
Waynes told reporters he believes he'll be a good fit with the Vikings and is ready to get to work. (05/01/2015)
Lynne Thomas, a Minnesota Senate staffer, was identified as the woman hit and killed in the morning train accident. The Senate held a moment of silence in her honor. (04/30/2015)
Much of the construction work this weekend is planned as part of the Interstate 35E MnPASS project. (04/30/2015)
Witnesses describe seeing the man beaten and then left in a burning mobile home in Finlayson, Minn. (04/29/2015)
Initial plans call for a new building in the 2000 block of Lake Street in south Minneapolis. The project's price tag is estimated between $15 and $30 million. (04/28/2015)
The Minnesota native had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for a number of years. (04/28/2015)
Hennepin County's efforts to get an anti-overdose drug in the hands of first responders may have made a difference in 2014. Ramsey County saw an uptick in deaths. (04/27/2015)
Governor General David Johnston plans to focus on education and trade during his three-day trip. ( 04/27/2015)
The man's sister says he and two childhood friends with him in the canoe were not wearing life jackets. (04/27/2015)
It's a sure sign of spring: farmers markets all over the region are opening for the season. (04/25/2015)
The city of Minneapolis has released an update to its master bike plan that aims to increase the number of protected bikeways in the city by about 35 miles by 2020. (04/23/2015)
Police were called to the 400 block of White Bear Avenue on the afternoon of March 16 after neighbors reported that Justin Todd Tolkinen, 28, was armed and yelling. He was shot and killed by police after a roughly 45-minute standoff. (04/22/2015)
The online retailer is asking for as much as $6.4 million in tax incentives, according to a draft plan. (04/22/2015)
Five-month-old Genesis Xiong was found dead by police in February with bruises on her face, stomach and back. Her mother's boyfriend has been charged in her death. (04/22/2015)