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

Standing in line at MSP
The luxury lodging will include an indoor connection to the airport, hotel entrepreneur Jim Graves said Monday. The full airport commission is expected to approve the deal March 17. (03/02/2015)
Ice caves
Despite slippery conditions and a new fee, 11,200 people took in Wisconsin's Lake Superior ice caves over the weekend. The weather is likely to shut the caves by March 17. (03/02/2015)
Wild turkey
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is teaching people to hunt wild turkeys in an effort to stem waning interest in hunting and bolster public support for wild land and conservation. (02/27/2015)
Minnesota's ice dam removers are being greeted in Boston 'like Santa Claus.' (02/26/2015)
Four deputies laid on the ice in a human chain to rescue a man after his truck went through the ice Wednesday night. (02/26/2015)
Demand is high. Terri Smith, the Metropolitan Council's housing and redevelopment authority program manager, expects as many as 60,000 people to apply. (02/24/2015)
In a video interview, Officer Jordan Davis says he's grateful for the response to his shooting, from the moment it happened to the days that followed. (02/24/2015)
A Minneapolis police officer is in satisfactory condition after being shot early Saturday morning. (02/21/2015)
Minnesota's United Food and Commercial Workers chapter says it's organized workers at one of the state's two medical cannabis production facilities. The jobs pay pretty well. (02/20/2015)
The Minnesota Wild is considering the former Macy's store in downtown St. Paul for a practice facility. The move would free the Xcel Energy Center for other uses on non-game days. (02/19/2015)
A company hired to ease traveler hassles at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been fired and airport officials are moving to fill the void as the spring vacation surge nears. (02/18/2015)
The Metropolitan Airports Commission swore in its first Somali-American member on Tuesday. Ibrahim Mohamed, an airport employee for 11 years, aims to focus on customer service. (02/17/2015)
A lawyer representing people locked up in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program pressed the state's human services chief Friday to explain why Minnesota's done little to change the system. (02/13/2015)
The outcome appears to hinge on how many teams the league is really considering and what direction commission Don Garber decides to take. (02/13/2015)
An Eagan mom whose 21-month-old son was nearly killed in a head-on collision warns against using a smart phone while driving. State officials urged drivers to heed her warnings. (02/09/2015)