Tim Nelson Feature Archive

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)
Team will pay an undisclosed amount to gay-advocacy groups. (08/19/2014)
U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw confirmed the Florida-based command has "elements training in the vicinity of St. Paul." (08/19/2014)
Company officials say they decided to keep the doors open one or two hours later after hearing from customers who want to shop later in day. The pilot program will include about 900 stores and closing time will vary by location, (08/18/2014)
An early morning fire heavily damaged the historic Oliver Traphagen House, a Duluth landmark. Designed by one of the area's earliest significant architects, the three-story Victorian mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (08/18/2014)
Investigators think he has been in the area for about a week. (08/14/2014)
Only about 10 percent of Minnesota voters cast ballots in Tuesday's Minnesota primary elections. (08/13/2014)
The state is developing a bid to host an interim World's Fair, Ritchie said. (08/13/2014)
He's running for the Vadnais Heights City Council this year. He was one of four candidates who filed yesterday for the two spots on the ballot for Nov. 4. (08/13/2014)
Investigators believe the shooter and the victim arrived in the same vehicle together at the gas station. (08/11/2014)
Medical marijuana will be legal next July, and the state is trying to forge a path for suppliers through a thicket of regulation -- and doubts. (08/08/2014)
The closure is needed while crews survey 35W for a road construction project between 46th Street and I-94 scheduled for the summer of 2017. (08/08/2014)