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

Ted Mondale and Michele Kelm-Helgen
A consultant looked at salaries and found what appeared to be a case of gender inequity. (03/27/2015)
Vikings stadium
The stadium now has a projected cost of $1.061 billion, up from an initial $975 million estimate. (03/26/2015)
Soccer fans at Target Field
Minnesotans may be cheering the news now that outdoor soccer is coming to Minneapolis. But will they do the same in November? Backers say yes. (03/26/2015)
The first Little Free Library went up in 2010 on a Hudson, Wis., street. What began with the remnants of a discarded garage door has become a worldwide phenomenon. (03/26/2015)
The franchise was awarded to investors led by Bill McGuire, who owns a minor league soccer team. (03/25/2015)
U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Thursday the indictment charges the five with conspiring to distribute synthetic cannabinoids. (03/20/2015)
Somali students walked out of St. Cloud Technical High School Wednesday after a posting on social media that showed a Somali student in a wheelchair, captioned with a reference to ISIS. (03/19/2015)
Minneapolis Public Schools officials say no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (03/19/2015)
After decades of debate, years of planning and two construction seasons, the new bridge planned near Stillwater is about to start crossing the St. Croix River. (03/17/2015)
Those who don't want to drive can take a free ride on public transit -- all Metro Transit rides will be free from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. (03/17/2015)
MLS Commissioner Don Garber confirmed that the league is discussing awarding a franchise to former United Health CEO Bill McGuire, who owns the minor league Minnesota United team. (03/16/2015)
Tuesday's celebration marks the first year there will be free light rail service to St. Paul, where some of Minnesota's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebrations happen every year. (03/16/2015)
Chanhassen-based Life Time valued the deal at more than $4 billion. (03/16/2015)
The State Patrol said that Kyle Day, 28, was hit on northbound I-94 shortly after 3 a.m. by an SUV. (03/13/2015)
However, newly released statistics also show an increase in motor vehicle thefts and commercial burglaries. (03/12/2015)