Jon Collins Feature Archive

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)
Historic preservationists are feeling on the defense in the state as real estate pressures threaten some high-profile historic buildings. (01/14/2015)
Police said the shooting occurred when officers responded to a report that a man had threatened a woman via cell phone. The St. Paul NAACP called for an independent investigation. (01/14/2015)
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Minnesota is $1.94 as of Tuesday. That's down almost 50 cents from just a month ago. (01/13/2015)
If confirmed, it would make him the first person to successfully make the 20,237-foot climb in January. (01/12/2015)
The city is shifting responsibility for doing the actual work of clearing the sidewalks from city public works employees to a private contractor. (01/09/2015)
A 27-year-old Sumatran orangutan named Markisa gave birth to the 3.45-pound female at the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Medical Center this week. (01/09/2015)
The Minnesota State Patrol warns that bridges, ramps and highway overpasses could be covered in black ice, and is urging motorists to drive cautiously and take their time. (01/09/2015)
Dog experts around the state offer advice on how to keep Emmy and Fido and Max happy and healthy during winter's roughest weather. (01/08/2015)
Charities are stepping up efforts to help the homeless as bone-chilling cold grips Minnesota this week. (01/06/2015)
Icy conditions on Twin Cities roads stalled traffic and caused more than 150 accidents on Tuesday morning. (01/06/2015)