Tim Nelson Feature Archive

Police say one man is dead and another injured after a shooting in near downtown Minneapolis last night. (10/25/2013)
Opponents of the Washington football team's name have asked the word Redskins not be used at the Metrodome when the Vikings play D.C. in Minneapolis on Nov. 7. But Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen says there's not much her agency can do about it. (10/24/2013)
Sports Business Daily says the $975 million budget for the new Vikings stadium has a gap as much as $45 million ahead of a crucial milepost next week. (10/24/2013)
The Vikings say there may be a number of fake or stolen tickets circulating ahead of the sold out game, and that fans should be wary of buying tickets near the stadium on game day. (10/24/2013)
The allegations, laid out in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, say Mobile Diagnostic Imaging has recently collected more than $500,000 in improper insurance claims from Farmers. It also says MDI has paid out nearly half that to chiropractors and clinics in return for the referrals -- a scheme the lawsuit calls illegal. (10/15/2013)
Vikings fans were back in the Metrodome this weekend for the first time since the team unveiled the details of its financing plan for a new stadium. That plan will have most fans paying an average of $2,500 for the new stadium. For some, it's too much. Others say they're happy to pay. (10/14/2013)
Native American groups and supporters say the construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium offers a chance to put new pressure on the NFL to rethink the Washington Redskins name and logo. Opponents, however, aren't appealing directly to the NFL, the Vikings or the Redskins. (10/10/2013)
Republican state Rep. Pat Garafalo says the provision wasn't included in the Metrodome lease and shouldn't be in the new stadium. (10/10/2013)
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)