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Bob Collins announces his retirement from Minnesota Public Radio

He has been with the station since 1992.

Bob Collins has announced he will retire from Minnesota Public Radio next year, bringing an end to his 27 years at the station.

Collins made the announcement Thursday on his Twitter account, @MyLittleBloggie, in which he cited "worsening health, being old and having nothing else to write that I haven't already written" as the reasons for his departure.

He'll leave the station on May 31.

According to his MPR bio, Collins has been at the station since 1992, serving as its senior editor of news in the '90s, as well as running the station's political unit and overseeing the creation of the MPR News regional website.

More recently, he's been writing on his regular NewsCut blog on MPR News, which offers commentary on media coverage from around Minnesota and beyond.

His announcement was met with disappointment and praises from members of the Twin Cities media community.

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