Tim Nelson Feature Archive

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)
Tou Hu Vang was fishing with his 11-year-old nephew last Sunday when the boy slipped into swift-moving river. Vang and a bystander jumped in to rescue the boy. (05/30/2014)
A spokeswoman for the park board said the park police chief dismissed a citation issued to Chris Holbrook by his officers. (05/30/2014)
A Ramsey County sheriff's deputy crashed a squad car into a commercial building in Vadnais Heights, struck a gas line and ignited a fire in the building. (05/30/2014)
Joel Fowler allegedly posted an ad on Craigslist asking to meet a recent high school graduate. Police responded, posing as a 14-year-old girl. Police said Fowler responded with an offer to meet and have sex. (05/29/2014)
Tara Fitzgerald, 17, died after she took the drugs purchased from a classmate at Woodbury High School, Washington County prosecutors said. (05/28/2014)
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)