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 in March.
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)
MnDOT restores umlauts
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)
After an argument, three men on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix River drove to confront Wisconsin anglers Tuesday. Peter Kelly, of St. Croix Falls, Wis. was fatally wounded. (04/15/2015)
A Crystal man has admitted wounding a Minneapolis police officer who answered a burglary call in February. (04/15/2015)
Jones led the Blue Devils to the NCAA men's basketball championship last week. He's projected to be a first-round NBA pick. (04/15/2015)
A three-alarm blaze Wednesday morning torched a block of homes and businesses on West Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis, forcing at least a dozen evacuations. (04/15/2015)
Prosecutors charged Pierre Collins with second-degree murder in Barway's death. They suspect the motive was a potential payout from a life insurance policy. (04/14/2015)
More than 300 Minnesota police agencies are on the lookout this week for distracted drivers. Officials say distracted driving is not worth the cost. (04/13/2015)
The Monday morning blaze forced some 911 dispatchers away from their posts and set off sprinklers in a police department evidence storage area. (04/13/2015)
Big construction projects are getting underway this weekend that will close some parts of major freeways in the Twin Cities. (04/10/2015)
Minnesota United's MLS franchise is contingent on building a new outdoor stadium. (04/10/2015)
Prosecutors say Andrew Scott Hasty sent sexually suggestive texts to the teen he met through a local theater group. The Shakopee school district says Hasty has been put on leave. (04/09/2015)
The tougher regulations are needed to keep the walleye harvest at a safe level, state officials said Wednesday. Walleye numbers in Mille Lacs are at a 40-year low. (04/08/2015)
Police said she was wearing a helmet but that it apparently wasn't enough to protect her. (04/08/2015)