Jon Collins Feature Archive

The identity of a murder victim who had been unidentified for 35 years has been revealed, thanks in large part to the efforts of Deborah Anderson. (03/18/2015)
The body of 18-year-old Michelle Yvette Busha was identified thanks to DNA testing. Her killer is serving a life sentence in a Texas prison. (03/17/2015)
Librarian of Congress James Billington told The Associated Press that Erdrich's novels have uniquely explored the cultural challenges faced by Native Americans and mixed-race Americans. (03/17/2015)
Inspectors visited three child care centers and 20 home care providers in Minnesota and found violations of state health, licensing and safety requirements at most locations. (03/16/2015)
The Twin Cities bike-sharing service is also bulking up its bright green fleet, adding more docking stations and streamlining payment options. (03/13/2015)
Meanwhile, opponents say the current proposal is a "metro-centric" bill that would hurt the elderly and the poor. (03/12/2015)
The hay bales fell off a tractor-trailer and hit the couple's car. Criminal charges could be possible against the truck driver. (03/12/2015)
Activists, including those in Minnesota, have asked that police officers receive more cultural competency training. But at its core, the concept of community policing is a partnership. ( 03/11/2015)
Entries should "be gender-neutral and reflect the mascot's role as a friendly, helpful and enthusiastic transit user," officials said. (03/11/2015)
It's largely symbolic, since the city doesn't invest in fossil fuel firms. But a committee hearing on the matter drew many residents and students in support. (03/03/2015)
The summer bike race attracts about 50,000 spectators and 250 professional bicyclists to the region. There are six races scheduled over five days from June 17-21. (03/03/2015)
Blowing snow caused havoc Tuesday in parts of Minnesota. A mid-morning crash shut down Interstate 94 in Wright County. The State Patrol reported 150 metro-area crashes. (03/03/2015)
Declining passenger numbers are leading Allegiant to end scheduled flights from Duluth to Las Vegas. The service, which began in 2006, will end Aug. 18, airport officials said. (03/02/2015)
A baby western lowland gorilla was born at St. Paul's Como Zoo last week. The infant appears to be strong and healthy, zoo officials said Monday. (03/02/2015)
The driver had gotten out of his cab following a fender bender Monday morning. (03/02/2015)