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

Steve Hed was a pioneer of bike aerodynamics
A suburban St. Paul bike builder who helped revolutionize bike technology has died. Steve Hed was known for his eponymous bike wheel design. (11/26/2014)
The former West Publishing headquarters
The move could clear the way for a major redevelopment of St. Paul's riverfront. (11/25/2014)
Electronic pull tabs
The electronic games are hitting financial targets for the first time since they debuted in 2012. Better technology and novel games are driving the surge, backers say. (11/24/2014)
A man with a gun ordered a woman on Sunday to drive to a parking lot, where he threatened to rape her. Police say the attack is similar to others. (11/24/2014)
Minnesota's attorney general has issued a new report saying Savers is misleading the public about how much of the donations it solicits are given to local charities. (11/24/2014)
The State Patrol said an eastbound driver noticed the pedestrian, wearing dark clothing and standing in the right lane with his hands in the air. (11/20/2014)
By next spring there will be ranks of photovoltaic solar panels behind the stands, waiting to power up Minnesota's newest sports complex. (11/19/2014)
Vikings officials will join groups from Sacramento and Las Vegas in giving presentations at the league's headquarters in New York tomorrow. (11/19/2014)
Sue Haigh will leave the agency to concentrate on her work as CEO of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. (11/19/2014)
The 61-year-old man was struck just before 7 p.m. on Highway 252, where the six-lane highway crosses 73rd Avenue North. (11/19/2014)
The NFL Players Association said Peterson will immediately appeal. Peterson pleaded no contest earlier this month to a misdemeanor charge of child abuse. (11/18/2014)
Fans may hear today when Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is eligible to return to the field following child abuse allegations against him. (11/17/2014)
In a weekend robbery, men armed with hammers smashed glass display cases to grab about 30 Rolex watches. (11/17/2014)
The state health insurance exchange started taking applications for its second year at 8 a.m. Saturday. (11/15/2014)
Officials in Apple Valley identified Patrick Schoonover as the 14-year-old hockey player who died at a tournament in Brainerd Friday night. (11/15/2014)