Tim Nelson Feature Archive

Skies have been blue, but the damage left by last week's storms and flooding is still creeping up, in cities, small towns and farms. In some parts of the state, nearly half of this year's crops are gone. (06/24/2014)
A U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist says most of the state is vulnerable to flooding at this point. Survey crews are out measuring river flows and stream gauges in the wake of the heavy rains that have caused flooding in many parts of the state. Here's an update on the impact of flooding around the state. (06/23/2014)
A BNSF train derailed between Elk River and Ramsey this morning, and the damaged cars are blocking the tracks. Metro Transit says limited bus replacement service is available, but the buses will have limited capacity and won't be running on a regular schedule. (06/13/2014)
The Minnesota Vikings announced details Wednesday of a professional soccer match between the Manchester City and Olympiacos football clubs. The Aug. 2 game is scheduled to be played in TCF Bank Stadium and will be part of a larger Guinness Cup series of 13 games across the United States this summer. (06/11/2014)
Hundreds of cyclists are gathering in the Twin Cities for the annual pro bike race in St. Paul and Minneapolis. (06/11/2014)
The Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority paid about $6.6 million to upgrade the Gopher's home stadium for NFL play. The Vikings are expected to pay about $5 million annually in game-day expenses, as well as another $3 million annually in rent. (06/10/2014)
The soon-to-open $1 billion Green Line is carrying a trainload of hopes: that it will revive University Avenue, tie St. Paul and Minneapolis together and make rail a viable transit option for the region. Will it work out that way? The Blue Line might provide some clues. (06/06/2014)
Officials will shut down the freeway in both directions between Interstate 94 in downtown St. Paul and Highway 36 in Roseville. (06/06/2014)
Lakes are high and rivers are running fast in Minnesota now and officials are urging swimmers and boaters to use extra caution. (06/06/2014)
The Minnesota State Patrol says that a semi driver caught on video as he illegally passed a stopped school bus -- on the right, at high speed -- has been identified. (06/04/2014)
There's an ick factor to the storms that swept across Minnesota this weekend. Torrential rain dropped as much as five-and-a-half inches in parts of the state by Monday morning. That caused sewer overflows into Lake Minnetonka that have already closed beaches. But experts say that's supposed to happen. (06/03/2014)
The transit agency said the collision happened about 9:30 p.m., when a southbound Blue Line train struck a passenger vehicle at 3rd Avenue and 5th Street. (06/03/2014)
People who live next to Minnehaha Creek are eyeing the water nervously this morning as more rain threatens to flood homes along the waterway. The National Weather service says nearly 5 inches of rain fell in some areas around Lake Minnetonka by Sunday morning. (06/02/2014)
Authorities in Elk River say they've arrested and charged a 26-year-old man who apparently faked a bike accident to steal a woman's car. (06/02/2014)
Claude Jordan has resigned his post as the CEO of Minnesota-based recreational vehicle maker Arctic Cat. Chris Twomey, the former CEO who lead Arctic Cat for 24 years, is returning as interim CEO. The company's CFO has also postponed his retirement. (06/02/2014)