Jon Collins Feature Archive

Hennepin County authorities are searching for a suspect connected to a shootout with police Tuesday. The incident triggered a manhunt that led to searches of a St. Louis Park Byerly's and an Edina neighborhood. (02/03/2015)
Chickens are getting some serious political attention in Minneapolis -- and it's more than mindless squawking. (01/30/2015)
Raymond Kmetz was prohibited by state law from possessing the shotgun used in the shooting, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said Wednesday. Kmetz bought ammo the day of the shooting. (01/28/2015)
If the proposal is approved, construction could start as early as August and will last until the fall of 2016. (01/28/2015)
The festival's cross-country ski route typically begins at Theodore Wirth Park and ends at Minneapolis' Chain of Lakes, but this year will be contained within Wirth Park. (01/27/2015)
Bailey Garcia, 19, of Pine Springs faces a single count of second degree murder in connection with the shooting death of art teacher and bar owner David Frigaard. (01/27/2015)
The City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival said cancellation of the cross-country ski event isn't an option. (01/26/2015)
City residents will support the program through an additional service charge of $3.40 per month -- regardless of whether they participate. (01/26/2015)
Professor Karen Conway said other Midwestern states that have eliminated taxes on Social Security benefits have not had any measurable change to senior migration. (01/26/2015)
A woman called police to report a break-in. She said the intruder was fighting her boyfriend in the kitchen. (01/22/2015)
The drought may soon be over for Laura Ingalls Wilder fans. The South Dakota State Historical Society Press expects another huge shipment of books in February. (01/21/2015)
A recent study from the University of Minnesota shows that middle-aged adults underestimate the likelihood that they'll need long-term health care services as they grow older. (01/21/2015)
Red Lake's tribal council OK's a feasibility study after federal officials said tribes can legalize marijuana in their territories under certain conditions. (01/16/2015)
The recent terror attacks in Paris are renewing attention on recruitment by foreign terror groups. Federal officials say Minnesota is a center for such activity in the United States. (01/15/2015)
With its expansion plans in tatters, the Minneapolis-based retail giant will close its 133 Canadian stores. Some 600 Twin Cities jobs are tied to Target's Canada operations. (01/15/2015)