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

The State Patrol said an eastbound driver noticed the pedestrian, wearing dark clothing and standing in the right lane with his hands in the air. (11/20/2014)
Saints ballpark
By next spring there will be ranks of photovoltaic solar panels behind the stands, waiting to power up Minnesota's newest sports complex. (11/19/2014)
Minnesota United v. Swansea
Vikings officials will join groups from Sacramento and Las Vegas in giving presentations at the league's headquarters in New York tomorrow. (11/19/2014)
Sue Haigh will leave the agency to concentrate on her work as CEO of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. (11/19/2014)
The 61-year-old man was struck just before 7 p.m. on Highway 252, where the six-lane highway crosses 73rd Avenue North. (11/19/2014)
The NFL Players Association said Peterson will immediately appeal. Peterson pleaded no contest earlier this month to a misdemeanor charge of child abuse. (11/18/2014)
Fans may hear today when Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is eligible to return to the field following child abuse allegations against him. (11/17/2014)
In a weekend robbery, men armed with hammers smashed glass display cases to grab about 30 Rolex watches. (11/17/2014)
The state health insurance exchange started taking applications for its second year at 8 a.m. Saturday. (11/15/2014)
Officials in Apple Valley identified Patrick Schoonover as the 14-year-old hockey player who died at a tournament in Brainerd Friday night. (11/15/2014)
The city will host the Final Four for the third time, the first in its new $1 billion stadium. The finals are expected to draw millions of dollars in tourist and fan spending. (11/14/2014)
The semi tipped over in the early morning and blocked traffic for hours. By late morning, both lanes of westbound I-94 were reopened, the State Patrol said. (11/14/2014)
The insulation fire started on the eighth floor of the historic Ceresota Flour building and was put out quickly, officials said. (11/13/2014)
Getting around during Monday's snowstorm wasn't just tough on the roads. Accessing the state's road conditions website was also slow going. (11/12/2014)
Minnesota has about a month left to pick two manufacturers from the dozen that submitted formal applications last month to supply medical marijuana. (11/06/2014)