Tim Nelson Feature Archive

The Vikings will have to play at least four December games in the 2014 and 2015 season at the University of Minnesota. The stadium has to be winterized, since the Gophers' football season usually ends at the end of November. (04/15/2014)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says roads south and east of Rochester are in difficult driving condition, and that includes Interstate 90 from south of Rochester to the state line. Wisconsin's department of transportation says I-90 is snow covered east of LaCrosse. (04/14/2014)
The program, starting its fifth season in the Twin Cities, will make about 1,500 bikes available at 170 stations. It's also rolling out a new 30-day low cost membership program to attract more riders and will expand its Minnesota operation this year to Bemidji. (04/11/2014)
Police in riot gear broke up a rowdy crowd in Dinkytown last night who spilled into the streets after a dramatic last-second win by Minnesota's men's hockey team in the Frozen Four semifinals. The Gophers scored a shorthanded goal with less than a second left to defeat the University of North Dakota. (04/11/2014)
The team ranks among the worst in the NFL on the field, yet it draws millions of viewers to its Vikings Entertainment Network, an in-house media factory that cranks out three TV shows and five radio programs a week and runs a popular website. (04/10/2014)
Damian McManus and his 18-year-old son Evan are believed to have struck out on a hike at the foot of Mount Evans on Wednesday. Cell phone tracking shows they had left their car and were between their campground and the summit of the well-known mountain. (04/09/2014)
Carrie Olson was last seen at a gas station in Rock Island, Ill., on December 28. Video from a surveillance camera shows her putting fuel in her car. She didn't show up for work two days later. (04/09/2014)
Authorities say 51-year-old Damian McManus and 19-year-old Evan McManus, who are from St. Louis Park, Minn., were last heard from on Wednesday. (04/08/2014)
It's hard to believe it has been just 99 days since the Vikings played their last game in the Metrodome. Since then, the roof has been deflated and two separate explosions have helped bring down the 30-year-old baseball and football stadium. (04/07/2014)
The Minneapolis-based hackers at OMGTransit rebooted their web service last night and are getting tantalizingly close to putting a transportation system in the palm of your hand -- or at least on your smart phone. (03/28/2014)
Pang Se Vang allegedly shot his 36-year-old son at their home. Charges filed against the elder Vang in Ramsey County District Court say that the victim had recently purchased the house and that his mother and father lived there with him. (03/27/2014)
The airport is configured with multiple, smaller checkpoints that make it hard for the Transportation Security Administration to staff, especially during a period of staffing cuts, said airport spokesman Patrick Hogan. (03/26/2014)
Minneapolis police said in a statement that the two officers were transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale for treatment after the 9 p.m. incident, although their injuries weren't believed to be serious. (03/26/2014)
The Minnesota Lottery's instant online games are selling well, but six weeks after their launch, state-sponsored Internet gambling is causing a backlash at the state Capitol. (03/25/2014)
The Lottery started offering instant scratch-off tickets on its website on Feb. 6 and is now selling as much as $3,500 a day in instant games, he added. In addition, the lottery has expanded its offerings, and retail sales are also rising. (03/25/2014)