Tim Nelson Feature Archive

Built far away from a potential enemy attack, the plant was part of a Herculean effort to gear up for World War II. Running alongside Interstate 35W, about 11 miles north of downtown Minneapolis, the property's been known more recently as an industrial blight. At its peak, however, some 26,000 people, the equivalent of 1 percent of the state's population, worked there (05/23/2014)
The game has been the subject of speculation in Minnesota for the last three years. Supporters of the $498 million in taxpayer money that has gone into replacing the Metrodome offered the game as a one of the reasons to subsidize the Vikings new home. (05/20/2014)
Minnesota will make its case on Tuesday to host the 2018 Super Bowl. NFL team owners are meeting in Atlanta this week to select a site for the game and the Vikings hope their new stadium will be a deciding factor. (05/19/2014)
Transit officials say drivers and pedstrians need to heed lights and warnings in the rail right of way, and realize that train traffic may be coming from behind them, and could be moving in two directions at once. (05/18/2014)
Get ready for another weekend of road closings and detours in the Twin Cities, mainly in the northwest metro. (05/16/2014)
A car hit the side of a Green Line test train at the intersection of Eustis Street and University Avenue, Metro Transit said Friday. (05/16/2014)
Now that Lunds Food Holdings has opened its 24th Twin Cities location, downtown residents will no longer have to take a long bus ride to buy food and other necessities. For nearby residents and boosters of the state's second largest downtown, the new store has sparked new hope that the area has finally arrived. (05/15/2014)
The Minneapolis City Council's Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee today signed off on a staff recommendation that the city hire Architectural Alliance of Minneapolis and Denver-based Sink Combs Dethlefs to design an update of the arena, built by the Timberwolves in 1990. (05/13/2014)
Downtown East is part of a five-block transformation of the eastern edge of downtown, between the central business district and the new, $1 billion Vikings stadium already under construction. (05/13/2014)
Later this month, the St. Paul police crime lab will seek accreditation through a national board that evaluates forensic testing, department spokesman Howie Padilla said. (05/12/2014)
Minneapolis fire fighters were attending to the child, surrounded by a crowd estimated at 100 onlookers. (05/12/2014)
The Knight Foundation is putting up $1.5 million to help neighborhoods grow along the new Green Line light rail line. (05/09/2014)
Trains will make a stop as part of Amtrak's daily service between Chicago and Seattle. Officials hope the downtown service will draw enough passengers to add another daily train between St. Paul and Chicago. (05/07/2014)
The bidding group has started working with hotels to set aside 19,000 rooms for Super Bowl festivities and will make a final in-person pitch to NFL owners on May 20 in Atlanta. (05/07/2014)
Minnesota is vying with Indianapolis, which hosted the 2012 game, and New Orleans, which hosted the 2013 Super Bowl (along with an infamous blackout). The next Super Bowl will be in the Phoenix, followed by San Francisco and Houston. (05/06/2014)