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

Vikings stadium
It means the team has committed nearly $50 million more to the original $477 required by lawmakers. (08/22/2014)
Five people were injured in an I-694 rollover
The accident happened on the ramp to East River Road at around 4:16 a.m. (08/22/2014)
Lulu's Public House
A food writer detects a decline in the ubiquitous little skewers. (08/21/2014)
The gates at the Minnesota State Fair opened this morning, as they will for the next 12 days, ending on Labor Day. There's some historic changes at the Fair this year. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson who was at the Fair when the gates opened. (08/21/2014)
Transit hub, new gateway are among the changes fairgoers will notice this year. (08/20/2014)
A Twin Cities restaurant group that drew fire for reducing its employees' tips to make up for a hike in the minimum wage is reversing course. (08/20/2014)
The Minnesota State Fair is making transit a center piece of this year's 12-day run in Falcon Heights. The fair opens Thursday morning in Falcon Heights. (08/19/2014)
Team will pay an undisclosed amount to gay-advocacy groups. (08/19/2014)
U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw confirmed the Florida-based command has "elements training in the vicinity of St. Paul." (08/19/2014)
Company officials say they decided to keep the doors open one or two hours later after hearing from customers who want to shop later in day. The pilot program will include about 900 stores and closing time will vary by location, (08/18/2014)
An early morning fire heavily damaged the historic Oliver Traphagen House, a Duluth landmark. Designed by one of the area's earliest significant architects, the three-story Victorian mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (08/18/2014)
Investigators think he has been in the area for about a week. (08/14/2014)
Only about 10 percent of Minnesota voters cast ballots in Tuesday's Minnesota primary elections. (08/13/2014)
The state is developing a bid to host an interim World's Fair, Ritchie said. (08/13/2014)
He's running for the Vadnais Heights City Council this year. He was one of four candidates who filed yesterday for the two spots on the ballot for Nov. 4. (08/13/2014)