Jon Collins Feature Archive

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)
Representatives of Butterfield Foods Co. deny the allegations and say the company complies with all laws and industry standards. (01/05/2015)
The group is asking supporters to urge the city's attorney not to press charges against Mall of America protesters. (01/05/2015)
The Minnesota State Patrol said Shawn Murphy, 34, of Graceville, Minnesota, who at the wheel of the Cadillac Deville, died in the crash. (01/02/2015)
Law enforcement agencies from across the state arrested 174 drivers for DWIs between Wednesday and early Thursday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. (01/02/2015)
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the woman found dead in a Plymouth home on Monday as Susan Marie James. (01/02/2015)
Police identified the victims Saturday as Sheron Swanson, 68, and Michael Kelley, 54. Police said Kelley was driving an SUV that crossed the center line of County Road 81. (12/27/2014)
Between three and six inches of snow fell across a wide swath of the state Friday night and Saturday morning, leading to over 300 accidents and one death. (12/27/2014)
St. Paul Public Schools has paid most of its employees who didn't receive scheduled direct deposits this week, the district announced Friday afternoon. (12/26/2014)
A young mother told police that she drowned her 6-year-old daughter in the bathtub "to save her from the world." (12/24/2014)
A 66-year-old man tried to rescue a 40-year-old, but got pulled into Lake Superior himself by a large wave. (12/24/2014)