Jon Collins Feature Archive

All wore a triangle or yellow Star of David, symbols that Germans forced Jews and other targeted groups to wear in occupied countries. "I just really want to represent the people who cannot speak," organizer Margie Newman said. (03/27/2014)
The City of Minneapolis is getting set to reconstruct the busy, looping interchange where Hennepin and Lyndale avenues come together, and unveiled its $9.1 million reconstruction project at the Walker Art Center Tuesday. (03/26/2014)
Prosecutors last week charged Erik Patrick Hastad, 19, with contributing to the delinquency of a child and violation of the county's social hosting law. His father, Gary Lee Hastad, 59, is charged with violating the social hosting law, although he was not present at the party. (03/24/2014)
The standoff ended Monday after police forced their way into the home. Inside, police found the 36-year-old son dead from gunshot wounds and his father critically injured from self-inflicted stab wounds. (03/24/2014)
Many of the cooperative groceries in the Twin Cities are planning expansions or additional locations. Powered by consumer demand for organics and natural foods, it's a strong comeback for an industry whose future was shaky just a decade ago. (03/24/2014)
Investigators said four of the incidents occurred in June 2013 when Heuer volunteered as a fishing guide at Lutheran Island Camp in Henning, Minn. He was charged in July. (03/21/2014)
In July 2010, Massy was charged by Beltrami County authorities with abusing two boys, ages 10 and 11, during a field trip to Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji. He fled the United States before authorities could arrest him. (03/21/2014)
Minnetonka police officials said officers James Comings and Ryan Smith were called to the building after someone reported a man with a gun. Police said officers confronted Michael Tray, 27, who was carrying a gun, and then shot him. (03/20/2014)
An IRS spokesperson confirmed that agents were engaged in "official business." The spokesperson said federal law limits the information the agency can provide about active investigations into taxpayers. (03/20/2014)
Law enforcement officials and county attorneys oppose the "Good Samaritan" provision, but advocates say it would save lives. (03/14/2014)
Officials are restricting visits to the facility and temporarily have stopped accepting new patients in an attempt to stop the outbreak. Employees are wearing surgical masks and gloves. (03/13/2014)
Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis was closed this evening after a natural gas leak. Employees at ADM Milling on Hiawatha were evacuated. (03/12/2014)
The bill is sponsored by Sen. Chris Eaton of Brooklyn Center, whose daughter Ariel Eaton-Willson died of a heroin overdose in 2007, said a lot of states across the country are looking to Narcan for relief as use of opiates becomes more widespread. (03/11/2014)
The Dorothy Day Center has dropped its plan to build new facilities northeast of its present location in downtown St. Paul. (03/10/2014)
Woody Dale Branton, 62, was arrested at his home in Minneapolis and later appeared in federal district court in St. Paul. (03/07/2014)