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

Postcard: Selby Tunnel and St. Paul Cathedral
Sunday marks the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, and the Cathedral is marking the occasion by opening of a year of celebration for one of Minnesota's most iconic buildings. (01/24/2015)
The baby orangutan was born by cesarean section on Jan. 7 and stayed briefly at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center's ICU. (01/23/2015)
Scene of a shooting
A woman called police to report a break-in. She said the intruder was fighting her boyfriend in the kitchen. (01/22/2015)
The three-day Crashed Ice stunt race draws huge crowds, publicity and dollars to St. Paul. It returns again Thursday. Try to stay upright. (01/21/2015)
Bird advocates have cited a much smaller figure -- around $1 million -- for the cost of "fritted" glass. (01/16/2015)
Police say a man was fatally shot after an encounter with officers in Bloomington. (01/16/2015)
With its expansion plans in tatters, the Minneapolis-based retail giant will close its 133 Canadian stores. Some 600 Twin Cities jobs are tied to Target's Canada operations. (01/15/2015)
The St. Paul Public Works Department is asking residents to move their cars off of streets to accommodate snow cleanup. (01/15/2015)
Vikings owners plan to purchase as many as 100 original works of art to place all over the new Minneapolis stadium, not just in luxury boxes. (01/14/2015)
North Star Bicycle Festival organizers say that since losing their main sponsor, the race isn't financially sustainable. (01/14/2015)
Police said the shooting occurred when officers responded to a report that a man had threatened a woman via cell phone. The St. Paul NAACP called for an independent investigation. (01/14/2015)
Officials are urging Minnesotans to check their carbon monoxide detectors following the deaths of two women in Lindstrom. (01/13/2015)
One person died and a firefighter was injured in a pair of overnight fires in Minneapolis. Both fires are under investigation. (01/13/2015)
Authorities found extreme levels of carbon monoxide in the home, and that the furnace had stopped. The furnace exhaust pipe was also blocked by ice and soot. (01/13/2015)
Ramsey County has earmarked $1.7 million for a new service center that will be part of the Dorothy Day Center's new downtown homeless shelter. (01/12/2015)