Tim Nelson Feature Archive

From St. Paul to the southeast to Anoka, MnDOT is closing roads for repairs and construction. (09/09/2013)
Road construction may be winding down in Minnesota, but motorists will still find some major roadways in the Twin Cities closed this weekend. (09/07/2013)
Initial interviews indicated the infant was shot outside in the 2400 block of Emerson Avenue North, police said. (09/06/2013)
While the deaths of the two children, Mohammed Fofana and Haysem Sani, were tragic, the city could not have predicted the slide, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman told reporters Thursday morning. (09/05/2013)
The city hired an engineering firm and the dean of the Hamline School of Law to look at the May 22 landslide, which killed to children and injured others. (09/05/2013)
Ken Tilsen, civil rights attorney and a stalwart of liberal causes across the Midwest, died Sunday night. He was 85 and had been suffering declining health for months. (09/02/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Revenue said today that it expects to collect about $30.5 million in "floor stock" new cigarette taxes. That's the stamp charge on all the cigarettes sellers had on hand before the new taxes took effect on July 1. (08/20/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed part of a key interchange in the southern suburbs after crews discovered damage to a bridge over the weekend. (08/19/2013)
Police say the 9-year-old boy was found near the intersection of Ivy and Farrington in the North End. The child's feet had been severed by the train. (08/16/2013)
Drivers are heading into a busy weekend of road work across the Twin Cities metro. Here's a look at the Minnesota Department of Transportation projects that might cause you problems. (08/16/2013)
St. Paul got a nasty surprise when it started digging up the site in earnest for the new Lowertown ballpark: an unseen $6 million of pollution lying underground on the Diamond Products site. Or was it a surprise? (08/16/2013)
St. Paul's embattled police lab is back up and running after a scandal closed the facility last summer. (08/15/2013)
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says it is hiring an attorney to examine the details of the $1 billion stadium deal the state is about to sign with the Vikings. (08/13/2013)
Another month, another slide for electronic pulltabs. That billion dollar-plus vision the state had back in 2012 seems to be slipping away altogether this summer. (08/13/2013)
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office said a Pontiac Sunfire drove off of West River Parkway, crashed through a security fence near the Stone Arch Bridge and went into the Mississippi River below. (08/13/2013)