Tim Nelson Feature Archive

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)
Shana Buchanan, 42, was hit when crossing the tracks near the Westgate Station in Minneapolis. Metro Transit Police and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office are investigating the death. (09/02/2014)
No one was injured in the crash, although it wasn't clear how the turkeys fared. (09/02/2014)
On addition, Saturday, Aug. 30, was the best-attended single day of all time. (09/02/2014)
St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith said officers responded to frantic 911 calls about a man acting violently. (08/28/2014)
Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard have announced a partnership to build what may be the biggest single-site solar installation in the state. (08/27/2014)
It means the team has committed nearly $50 million more to the original $477 required by lawmakers. (08/22/2014)
The accident happened on the ramp to East River Road at around 4:16 a.m. (08/22/2014)
A food writer detects a decline in the ubiquitous little skewers. (08/21/2014)
The gates at the Minnesota State Fair opened this morning, as they will for the next 12 days, ending on Labor Day. There's some historic changes at the Fair this year. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson who was at the Fair when the gates opened. (08/21/2014)
Transit hub, new gateway are among the changes fairgoers will notice this year. (08/20/2014)
A Twin Cities restaurant group that drew fire for reducing its employees' tips to make up for a hike in the minimum wage is reversing course. (08/20/2014)
The Minnesota State Fair is making transit a center piece of this year's 12-day run in Falcon Heights. The fair opens Thursday morning in Falcon Heights. (08/19/2014)