Jon Collins Feature Archive

Indiana's "religious freedom" law had prompted other states and cities to ban official travel. (04/03/2015)
Borrowers can become trapped in a cycle of loans to repay loans, with high interest and fees. (04/02/2015)
Police responding to reports of gunfire found the man dead on the 2200 block of 13th Avenue South shortly before 11 p.m. (04/01/2015)
In the most recent case, U.S. Steel announced Tuesday that it would idle part of its taconite plant in Mountain Iron, Minn., starting on June 1. (04/01/2015)
The so-called advanced biofuel tax credit was initially opposed by environmentalists because the most common ingredient, corn, can be very polluting. (03/31/2015)
The group falsely posed as licensed medical marijuana caregivers and small business owners and moved as much as 400 pounds of pot outside of Colorado, mostly to Minnesota, each month. (03/27/2015)
The early morning fire started in one unit on the lower level of Woodbury Senior Living. (03/27/2015)
The state Department of Human Services commissioner says the agency is making progress in improving conditions at the Minnesota Security Hospital. (03/26/2015)
The Minnesota Vikings launched an online campaign Thursday to sell bricks inscribed with personal messages. Social media responded with brickbats. (03/26/2015)
The mall's goal was to "give voice to other fans of the mall." (03/25/2015)
The franchise was awarded to investors led by Bill McGuire, who owns a minor league soccer team. (03/25/2015)
A car hit the side of a train in St. Paul. (03/25/2015)
Alleged members of a "notorious and active" St. Paul gang were charged with attacks in the city's skyway and at a downtown light rail station in January. (03/24/2015)
Minneapolis police said that hundreds of young people swarmed downtown on St. Patrick's Day. They fought with one another and blocked traffic. (03/24/2015)
Reforms focus on child safety, cultural sensitivity and funding, according to a draft document released by the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children. (03/23/2015)