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

Weekend highway road closures
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)
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talks to the press on We
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)
The man who police suspect of shooting and killing his former business partner was taken into custody without incident. (09/12/2014)
The incident happened between the Little Earth neighborhood and Hiawatha Avenue, police say. (09/11/2014)
Authorities are offering $40,000 for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of Lyle "Ty" Hoffman, the suspect in the murder of Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station. (09/10/2014)
Work on the bridge likely loosened the 5 pound chunk. MnDOT says it will shore up the bridge and that the structural integrity of the bridge is not affected. (09/10/2014)
Officials hope a plan to upgrade Dorothy Day Center will solve a growing homeless problem in downtown St. Paul, but there's little hope the current woes will improve quickly. (09/09/2014)
Motorists traveling Interstate 494 between the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport will run into a major detour this weekend. (09/05/2014)
Storm clusters will also take aim at Minnesota's Arrowhead and northern Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. (09/04/2014)