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

Minnesota United celebrates after goal
A group led by ex-UnitedHealth Group CEO Bill McGuire is intensifying the competition with the Minnesota Vikings to win a Major League Soccer franchise in Minneapolis. (10/30/2014)
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The Nigerian government isn't releasing a death certificate for Patrick Sawyer, one of the first Americans to die of Ebola. And that's a problem for his family in Minnesota. (10/23/2014)
The pedestrian was walking in an area not meant for pedestrians at about 6:30 p.m. when he was hit. (10/23/2014)
Fire stations remain at the front line of the battle against the disease. (10/21/2014)
Investigations continue on three open cases, including one involving former priest Curtis Wehmeyer and another tied to Archbishop John Nienstedt, County Attorney John Choi said. (10/17/2014)
The first lady will rally in Minneapolis with DFL U.S. Sen. Al Franken and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton at Patrick Henry High School. (10/17/2014)
Michelle Larson has already been called a lot of things: Captain Cannabis. Mary Jane. The pot czar. But she takes her job seriously. (10/16/2014)
The state can lock you up for weeks. It could order your kids home from school and in some cases, kick you out of your job, at least temporarily. (10/15/2014)
The light rail train hit the pedestrian near the Franklin Avenue station Thursday morning in Minneapolis. (10/09/2014)
This month's total eclipse is calculated to start at 5:24 a.m. and end about an hour later in Minnesota. (10/07/2014)
Three people were hurt but none of the injuries are life-threatening the State Patrol said. The crash caused major backups. (10/07/2014)
Moving backwards, the SUV hit another vehicle, a cement garbage container and then crashed through the bus shelter. (10/07/2014)
The justices did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. However, the question of same-sex marriage nationwide remains unresolved. (10/06/2014)
Officials say a fire alarm went off about 5 a.m., and firefighters found smoke in a break room above Gate G6. (10/06/2014)
Drivers will also have to avoid the Twin Cities Marathon route running through downtown Minneapolis, the city's lakes district, the Mississippi River parkways and Summit Avenue in St. Paul. (10/03/2014)