Tim Nelson Feature Archive

Drivers will find a change in the traffic pattern this year. And marathon organizers will implement a new security measure in response to last spring's Boston marathon bombings. (10/05/2013)
Minnesota and its Vikings officially are partners in a new billion dollar real estate deal. The team and the state's stadium authority signed a pair of binding agreements last night. Now comes the hard part. Paying the mortgage. (10/03/2013)
The $975 million project will be paid for jointly: $348 million will come from state taxpayers, $150 million from hospitality taxes in Minneapolis and $477 million from the Vikings. (10/03/2013)
The 66-year-old Marylander was best known for books like The Hunt for Red October and The Sum of All Fears. But he also laid claim to Minnesota's NFL franchise back 15 years ago. (10/02/2013)
St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said that a janitor had accidentally mixed chlorine and sulfuric acid and the mixture gave of a toxic cloud. (10/01/2013)
It's a rare public-private partnership: 6th Congressional District GOP contender Tom Emmer is endorsing a construction company in a campaign-like ad posted to YouTube. Emmer campaign manager David FitzSimmons called the ad a "misunderstanding." (09/30/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed that a collared research bear near Ely was shot and killed by a hunter. The DNR asks hunters not to shoot collared bear, but it's not illegal. (09/30/2013)
By now, the state of Minnesota and its NFL franchise were supposed to have sealed a 30-year deal to live happily ever after in a new downtown stadium. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the team were scheduled to sign a final deal Friday morning. But something happened on the way to the altar. (09/28/2013)
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is putting off the final, formal approval of what was expected to be the long-term use and development agreement between the state, city and the team. They've rescheduled a meeting for next Thursday. (09/27/2013)
Citing rib fracture, the Vikings say they will be starting their backup quarterback, Matt Cassel, against the Steelers in London. The move follows a disappointing loss to Cleveland last week. (09/27/2013)
Protesters said the $24 million the state put in a stadium reserve fund would have been better spent on the poor this year. The Dayton administration has earmarked part of a one-time tobacco tax to stadium financing, as a backup to debt service expected to come in from new corporate taxes. (09/25/2013)
Zygi Wilf, Mark Wilf and Leonard Wilf will have to pay damages of $84.5 million to a former real estate partner in a dispute dating back to the construction of a 764-unit New Jersey apartment building in the 1980s. That includes $36 million in punitive damages, and about $48 million in compensatory damages, an attorney for the Wilfs said. (09/23/2013)
Investigators say a son shot and killed his father, then took his own life. (09/23/2013)
Minnesota Management and Budget has just issued a request for proposals for firms looking to issue the state's stadium debt. (09/23/2013)
The electronic pulltabs that debuted a year ago today are no longer expected to pay for the state's share of the new Vikings stadium. But lawmakers opened the door to a new era of gambling in Minnesota that's paying off in smaller ways. (09/18/2013)