Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
timnelson@mpr.org
(651) 290-1393


Tim Nelson is a general assignment reporter for MPR News. He has covered education and the Republican National Convention for MPR. He is a 20-year veteran of newspapers across the Upper Midwest. He spent 16 years at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where he covered city government. He has also covered crime, written a recreation page and produced blogs and podcasts. A native of Coon Rapids, Minn., Nelson attended Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota. He's an avid runner and once swam across lake Minnetonka. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, Erika, daughter Emma and son Gunnar.

Tim Nelson Feature Archive

Screenshot of council meeting video
Raymond Kmetz, 68, the man killed after opening fire at New Hope City Hall Monday night and wounding two officers, had a long history of confronting government and the law. (01/27/2015)
Message outside Frigaard's Bar
Bailey Garcia, 19, of Pine Springs faces a single count of second degree murder in connection with the shooting death of art teacher and bar owner David Frigaard. (01/27/2015)
At least 20 flights from Minneapolis to the East Coast were canceled before dawn Tuesday because of a snowstorm. (01/27/2015)
The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 3 feet of snow for a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast, including the New York and Boston areas. (01/26/2015)
Sunday marks the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, and the Cathedral is marking the occasion by opening of a year of celebration for one of Minnesota's most iconic buildings. (01/24/2015)
The baby orangutan was born by cesarean section on Jan. 7 and stayed briefly at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center's ICU. (01/23/2015)
A woman called police to report a break-in. She said the intruder was fighting her boyfriend in the kitchen. (01/22/2015)
The three-day Crashed Ice stunt race draws huge crowds, publicity and dollars to St. Paul. It returns again Thursday. Try to stay upright. (01/21/2015)
Bird advocates have cited a much smaller figure -- around $1 million -- for the cost of "fritted" glass. (01/16/2015)
Police say a man was fatally shot after an encounter with officers in Bloomington. (01/16/2015)
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)
The St. Paul Public Works Department is asking residents to move their cars off of streets to accommodate snow cleanup. (01/15/2015)
Vikings owners plan to purchase as many as 100 original works of art to place all over the new Minneapolis stadium, not just in luxury boxes. (01/14/2015)
North Star Bicycle Festival organizers say that since losing their main sponsor, the race isn't financially sustainable. (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)