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 vigil for Barway Collins
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Pierre Collins -- pictured here at a March vigil -- is expected to plead guilty today. (08/03/2015)
Minnesota Medical Solutions dispensary
Minnesota Medical Solutions was one of five successful bidders to provide similar products in the Empire State. (07/31/2015)
Thought the last few weekends of road construction were bad? Here are the main closures starting tonight on I-94 and other roads. (07/31/2015)
University of Minnesota graduate students are hoping to unearth details of the city's immigrant past, long buried in Swede Hollow, along a creek east of downtown. (07/30/2015)
Community members will pause to remember Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed a year ago at a traffic stop. (07/30/2015)
Airport staff say they want to offer more opportunity for local businesses, ethnic food and combinations of food and entertainment, among other things. (07/29/2015)
The Minnesota State Fair is joining Disneyland, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other venues in limiting the use of so-called selfie sticks. (07/29/2015)
A section of highway buckled, according to officials. Drivers should expect long delays through the area. Traffic congestion in the area remains heavy. (07/29/2015)
The latest shooting happened early Monday morning in north Minneapolis. (07/27/2015)
The outgoing treasurer of the stadium authority warns there may be up to $50 million in unaccounted costs, but the authority's chair says there is no actual overrun. (07/23/2015)
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has seen a sharp rise in thefts as more people travel with more mobile technology. Officials say they need travelers' help fighting the trend. (07/22/2015)
Twin Cities drivers will find weekend delays and detours as MnDOT closes westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul and southbound Interstate 494 from Maple Grove to Minnetonka. (07/21/2015)
The new Minnesota Vikings stadium is nearly two-thirds done and crews are expected to finish in August 2016. On Monday, officials gave reporters a tour of the work. (07/20/2015)
Xcel Energy says it's restored electricity to nearly all of its 250,000 Minnesota customers who lost power after strong storms hit the state late Friday and early Saturday. (07/20/2015)
The National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado with 105 mph winds touched down last night near Watertown, Minn. (07/18/2015)