Emma Nelson | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis

Emma Nelson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. During her senior year, she worked as managing editor at the Minnesota Daily, the U's award-winning student newspaper. As a student reporter at the Star Tribune, she previously covered Minneapolis.


St. Paul eyes taxes, cuts to fill 2019 budget gap

Mayor's new budget calls for 11.5% tax levy increase.


Mitra Jalali Nelson wins St. Paul City Council seat

The 32-year-old is expected to take office in September.


Dockless bikes arrive in St. Paul

There will be 800 bikes for pickup and dropoff anywhere.


Judge hears pre-trial arguments in Dai Thao voting case

Both sides agree council member helped woman vote, but dispute his intent.


Former Project Veritas staffer crashes Ilhan Omar campaign event in Minneapolis

A campaign event for state Rep. Ilhan Omar was disrupted Saturday night when Laura Loomer, a conservative media personality with a history of attacking Muslims…


Ed Smith, would-be loner and World War II veteran, dies at 92

Those who knew him describe a man whose life was colored by tragedy from the beginning, but punctuated until the end by moments of grace.


Tumultuous St. Paul City Council race reaches the finish line

Both Shirley Erstad and Mitra Nelson have garnered strong support.


St. Paul mayor proposes 2019 budget with more money for housing, parks, police investigations

Melvin Carter's first budget includes an 11.5% property tax levy increase.


St. Paul City Council candidate David Martinez arrested over violating protection order

David Martinez, 38, allegedly visited his children's school.


A second fleet of electric scooters lands in St. Paul

About a month after Bird arrived without warning, Lime has placed 150 scooters around the city.