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 protective suit for Ebola treatment
Public health officials say they are ready to treat and contain the disease if an infected patient arrives. (10/01/2014)
The two 13-year-old were found in Burnsville Tuesday morning after going missing Monday night. An adult male is in custody. (10/01/2014)
The ruins have left contaminated soil and pose physical risks to workers, the health department says. (09/30/2014)
The news comes one day after the team finished its fourth straight season of 90-plus losses. (09/29/2014)
A Minneapolis running club is getting homeless men on their feet to jog and, hopefully, on a path to a better life. (09/29/2014)
Lyle Hoffman, who is charged with killing Kelly Phillips, was fired from the Lush Food Bar after Phillips noticed substantial shortages in bank deposits. (09/26/2014)
There were no injuries in what was only the second derailment since the Blue Line opened in 2004. (09/22/2014)
Major road hassles expected in the southwest suburbs as parts of Interstate 35W and Minnesota Highway 62 close. (09/19/2014)
The highway will close overnight at 36th Street starting at 11 p.m. as crews resurface a bridge. (09/18/2014)
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with reporter Tim Nelson about the one-time MVP and his team. (09/18/2014)
One person is in custody in connection with the Aug. 29 armed robbery of a craft brewer operation at the Minnesota State Fair, fair officials said Wednesday. (09/17/2014)
MPR Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with reporter Tim Nelson about the latest turn in the case. (09/17/2014)
Companies and charitable groups with ties to the Minnesota Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson continue to rethink those relationships given Peterson's indictment on child abuse. (09/16/2014)
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)