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

Louise Karluah cried at the funeral for her son.
Mourners gathered in north Minneapolis today for the funeral of the 10-year-old Crystal boy found dead last month. (05/02/2015)
Dr. Kyle Kingsley
Minnesota Medical Solutions, the state's biggest initial provider of medical marijuana, has its growing operation up to capacity. Another company, Leafline Labs, also will be ready this summer. (05/01/2015)
Kelsey Dyals damaged car
Shyann Ericksen had just read a text when she crashed into a car in Eagan, badly injuring a child. She's warning others now of the terrible costs of distracted driving. (04/30/2015)
Lynne Thomas, a Minnesota Senate staffer, was identified as the woman hit and killed in the morning train accident. The Senate held a moment of silence in her honor. (04/30/2015)
A farsighted optometrist launched radio and even television stations from the north Minneapolis address. (04/28/2015)
Officials blame ground conditions and soil contamination for much of the $341 million additional cost. Gov. Dayton says he's "shocked and appalled" by the news. (04/27/2015)
Wild birds routinely are at the Minnesota Zoo. Turkeys wander the grounds and eat at the zoo's feeders. Geese land in the animal enclosures -- and a tiger killed one a couple days ago. (04/23/2015)
Each electric bus would eliminate more than 100 tons of greenhouse gas emissions produced in a year by a diesel bus, according to the manufacturer. (04/22/2015)
The state's debate over minimum wages is about to shift to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, with implications for the rest of the Twin Cities. (04/21/2015)
Joseph Laframboise was found safe on St. Paul's West Side, police said. No other information was immediately available. (04/21/2015)
Even if airport commissioners approve an increase, it may take months for workers to see changes in pay. (04/20/2015)
Meet Mark Wickstrom, one of a handful of carvers climbing around outside the building, restoring the stone on the Capitol. It's in tough shape after more than 100 Minnesota winters. (04/20/2015)
Halfway through the construction of the new Vikings stadium, infighting is threatening the panel charged with building it. A routine meeting Friday turned heated. (04/17/2015)
Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said the incident involved a sheriff's deputy from nearby McLeod County and an unruly patron at a Kwik Trip. (04/17/2015)
A day after Gov. Mark Dayton said the state should restore the umlauts to the city of Lindstrom's road signs, the dots are back. (04/16/2015)