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

A Minnesota Vikings fan
The Minnesota Vikings kick off their regular season home opener Sunday against the New England Patriots. Team officials say fans can park at the Minnesota State Fair. Light-rail riders should plan ahead. (09/12/2014)
The Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge east of downtown will shut down Saturday for road work. (09/12/2014)
Ty Hoffman, as he appeared in 'wanted' posters
The man who police suspect of shooting and killing his former business partner was taken into custody without incident. (09/12/2014)
The incident happened between the Little Earth neighborhood and Hiawatha Avenue, police say. (09/11/2014)
Authorities are offering $40,000 for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of Lyle "Ty" Hoffman, the suspect in the murder of Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station. (09/10/2014)
Work on the bridge likely loosened the 5 pound chunk. MnDOT says it will shore up the bridge and that the structural integrity of the bridge is not affected. (09/10/2014)
Officials hope a plan to upgrade Dorothy Day Center will solve a growing homeless problem in downtown St. Paul, but there's little hope the current woes will improve quickly. (09/09/2014)
Motorists traveling Interstate 494 between the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport will run into a major detour this weekend. (09/05/2014)
Storm clusters will also take aim at Minnesota's Arrowhead and northern Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. (09/04/2014)
Shana Buchanan, 42, was hit when crossing the tracks near the Westgate Station in Minneapolis. Metro Transit Police and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office are investigating the death. (09/02/2014)
No one was injured in the crash, although it wasn't clear how the turkeys fared. (09/02/2014)
On addition, Saturday, Aug. 30, was the best-attended single day of all time. (09/02/2014)
St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith said officers responded to frantic 911 calls about a man acting violently. (08/28/2014)
Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard have announced a partnership to build what may be the biggest single-site solar installation in the state. (08/27/2014)
It means the team has committed nearly $50 million more to the original $477 required by lawmakers. (08/22/2014)