Jon Collins Feature Archive

The study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found 27 percent of young veterans from those wars do not have consistent access to food. (05/07/2014)
The suit alleges that all six paid staff members contacted former board chair Charles Durant in March 2013 to report that Thies had misused funds and supplies and that Thies retaliated against the employees by unfairly criticizing their performance. (05/06/2014)
The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation asked priests in the May 2 letter to boost fundraising at parishes, but said the effort remains on track compared to the same period last year. (05/06/2014)
Peter Stibal was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison in 2011 for abusing four boys while leading a Boy Scout troop in Burnsville. (05/05/2014)
Matthew Michael Damman, 31, faces one charge for fleeing police and five counts of criminal vehicular operation. (05/02/2014)
The yearly ranking scored Minnesota high for its policies and programs, although the state was ranked low for infrastructure and funding. It's the seventh year in a row that Minnesota has made it into the top five. Only Washington state received a higher overall ranking. (05/01/2014)
Former state Rep. Marion Greene won almost 36 percent of the vote in the six-way race to fill the board seat in Hennepin County's 3rd District, which covers all of St. Louis Park and much of southwest Minneapolis. (04/30/2014)
The top two vote getters in today's special primary election will proceed to the special election on May 13. (04/29/2014)
Buford Braden Rogers, 25, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for one count of illegally possessing a firearm and one count of possessing homemade bombs. (04/28/2014)
The new law gives labs until July 2015 to begin the accreditation process. Accreditation often requires lengthy paperwork and can cost several thousand dollars. (04/25/2014)
The American Indian Movement emerged in the 1960s from the streets of south Minneapolis, a longtime cultural crossroads for American Indian communities in the Midwest. And the burst of activism that followed has focused on all sorts of issues from treaty rights to sports mascots. But the celebration of Columbus Day still rankles Bill Means. (04/24/2014)
State investigators confirmed that founder and executive director Tammy Thies spent the group's funds on personal items like underwear, makeup, movies and hair removal products, as well as books like "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" and "My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands." (04/23/2014)
The man killed in a Mankato shooting over the weekend has been identified. (04/22/2014)
Trains will run all night long on the light rail line connecting downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis when it opens in June. (04/21/2014)
Mankato police say gunfire broke out at a club, leaving one person dead and three others injured. (04/20/2014)