Reporter | St. Paul

St. Paul reporter Emma Nelson joined the Star Tribune in 2014, and has covered local government beats from Scott and Dakota counties to Minneapolis City Hall. She has also been part of reporting teams that covered the aftermath of the Norwood Teague sexual harassment scandal and the death of Prince.

A St. Paul native, Nelson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism. She plays violin and acoustic guitar, and in college recorded an album that no-one is allowed to listen to. She lives in the Corcoran neighborhood of Minneapolis.


St. Paul wants to impose 1% sales tax for streets, housing, pre-K

Money would go to street repair, affordable housing.


From organized trash to spike in gun violence, St. Paul Mayor Carter reflects on 2nd year

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter sat down with the Star Tribune on Dec. 17 to reflect on his second year in office.


St. Louis County plow drivers poised to strike after rejecting offer

The earliest Teamsters Local 320 members could walk off the job would be Tuesday.


Text for Safety service restored after outage on light-rail trains, some bus routes

Metro Transit reminded riders to call 911 if they need police or EMS help.


WWII survivor Maria Iwanok, pillar of northeast Minneapolis 'church that pierogi built,' dies at 100

A native of Ukraine who survived a World War II labor camp, Iwanok is remembered as a woman of deep faith, generosity and grit.


St. Paul inaugurates most diverse City Council in history

Nelsie Yang, 24, the first Hmong woman to serve, is also council's youngest.


Frey, Carter line up behind Klobuchar's presidential bid

Many leaders in Minnesota have endorsed the senator, citing her policy proposals and her track record.


St. Paul looks to tone down letters from inspectors

City Council President Amy Brendmoen wants the department to soften its approach, especially for first-time offenders.


St. Paul taps local consultant and law professor for human rights post

Valerie Jensen, a local diversity and inclusion consultant and adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will start Jan. 6.


Workers in St. Paul protest wage theft, lack of sick time

The demonstration called attention to new laws protecting workers in cities and statewide.