Jon Collins Feature Archive

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)
Civia Cycles is recalling aluminum Civia fenders and all Civia Hyland bicycles equipped with the fenders sold between April 2008 through March 2013. (04/21/2015)
The report highlighted that Minnesota has kept its obesity rate below 26 percent since 2010, while states like Iowa and North Dakota have seen rates climb above 30 percent. (04/21/2015)
The state's program is set to launch July 1. Minnesota Medical Solutions and LeafLine Labs were chosen last year to manufacture medical marijuana products in pill or oil form. (04/21/2015)
This is the sixth time MPR News or its parent company, American Public Media, has won a Peabody Award. (04/20/2015)
It turns out that texting while driving isn't the only thing that distracts Minnesota drivers. (04/17/2015)
A growing number of aging Baby Boomers are struggling with prescription drug addiction. (04/16/2015)
The ruling lets a Rice County man withdraw a 2011 guilty plea made after police found cocaine he had given to his wife to hide. (04/16/2015)
About 150 workers and supporters rallied early Wednesday outside a McDonald's on Lake Street in Minneapolis. (04/15/2015)
Besides their standard tools, Hennepin County sheriff's deputies patrolling the streets of downtown Minneapolis this summer will be packing a box filled with oatmeal and other healthy foods. (04/09/2015)
A decade ago there were just five breweries in Minnesota. State officials are now projecting 111 by year's end. (04/07/2015)
Silva is one of 72 applicants for the job in a much bigger district. (04/07/2015)