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.

Minneapolis City Council backs off plastic bag fee

In Minneapolis, plastic bags are still free — for now. On Friday, the City Council delayed voting on an ordinance that would attach a 5-cent fee to bags that retailers provide.

Minneapolis City Council to vote today on bag fee

Paper or plastic? It won't matter. Both will cost 5 cents per bag if the measure passes.

Dozens hold vigil in Minneapolis for Charlottesville victims

The crowd came together in a show of unity after a day of violence in Charlottesville, Va.

For St. Louis Park police, tense moments after call involving toy guns

The department is urging parents not to let their children play with toy guns in public.

Minneapolis gives preliminary approval to fee for plastic, paper bags

Revised ordinance applies to plastic and paper bags and would take effect by October 2018.

U students find out weeks ahead of school that new apartments aren't ready

Students were to move in to Prime Place apartments in September but now can't until end of December.

North Minneapolis residents want to drive change on W. Broadway

North Minneapolis street has struggled to attract businesses for years.

Minneapolis City Council approves menthol tobacco restriction

The vote was the culmination of a community-led effort to reduce access to menthol tobacco.

Thomas Dooley, 91, built a life around antiwar activism

Thomas Dooley knew exactly what he believed — and the people around him knew it, too.

Minneapolis leaders look to tackle affordable housing 'crisis'

City Council members called for work to eliminate racial, socioeconomic disparities.