Tim Nelson Feature Archive

The weather agency says humidity will make it feel more like 100 to 110 degrees. That's led to an excessive heat warning for seven Twin Cities counties, including Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Ramsey, Hennepin, Scott and Carver counties. (07/21/2014)
The Legislature approved medical marijuana in pill and oil forms this spring. The state's health department is now ramping up its Office of Medical Cannabis, the regulatory group that will oversee medical marijuana production and use. It's expected to name a director this week. (07/21/2014)
The identification is based on personal effects found nearby, but a fuller investigation is ongoing, Snelling said. It appears that the two succumbed to bad weather, and foul play is not suspected. (07/18/2014)
David Olson was 58 and had been head of the statewide business group since 1991. (07/17/2014)
A letter from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is urging Congress to crack down on so-called "inversions" that let U.S. corporations shift their tax burdens out of the country. It could have a major impact on Fridley-based Medtronic. (07/17/2014)
Minnesota's sex offender program may be headed for a serious challenge in federal court. (07/16/2014)
Attorneys for a man who was committed to Minnesota's sex offender program for crimes he committed as a child say his confinement violates his rights. The man's attorneys want a federal judge to declare that he is being held unconstitutionally. (07/15/2014)
Como Zoo posted on Twitter that although the gorilla left, it was "always in gorilla proof barriers" and that "no people or animals [were] ever at risk." (07/10/2014)
The DNR says it's ramping up enforcement this weekend as a result. (07/10/2014)
The crane will be going up and down for testing in the next few days. It will stand nearly 400 feet high when it is up all the way. (07/10/2014)
The bridge work was supposed to be finished by 5 a.m today. MnDOT spokesman Kevin Gutknecht says there were problems with the equipment that was pushing the 3.5 million pound bridge into place. (07/10/2014)
Minnesota is trying a new bridge construction method today on Interstate 35E. (07/09/2014)
The State Patrol said Alyssa Grimm was riding in the west bound lane of Mille Lacs County Road 8 about 10:20 p.m. when a car westbound on the road struck her. (07/09/2014)
Authorities have not named the victim yet. The body was turned over to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner for an autopsy. (07/07/2014)
MnDOT says that Highway 36 between Rice Street and Highway 61 will close on either side of Interstate 35E in Roseville and Maplewood this weekend, and more closures are expected. (06/27/2014)