Emma Nelson | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis

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's Tobacco 21 ordinance won't penalize buyers

Under proposed St. Paul ordinance, retailers could lose license for selling to customers under 21.


Prince estate: Trump violated promise not to play 'Purple Rain'

The campaign played the song at the president's Target Center appearance after it promised a year ago to stop playing Prince's music at rallies, the estate said.


Hundreds attend Second Lady Karen Pence, Lara Trump event in St. Paul

The visit came a day before both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were scheduled to visit the Twin Cities.


St. Paul DFL endorses organized trash collection

The party's central committee endorsed a "yes" vote on the November trash referendum.


Men found shot dead in street in Mpls. theater district, St. Paul

In Minneapolis, a man was found in the street downtown. About an hour later, St. Paul had its latest fatal shooting for September.


St. Paul police: Six hospitalized in suspected drug overdoses in less than 3 hours

Police believe some of the drugs used may have been mixed with a hazardous substance, such as fentanyl.


Trump will return to state for Oct. 10 rally at Target Center

It will mark his fourth visit in 16 months to Minnesota after repeatedly pledging to pour energy and resources into flipping the state in 2020.


Hackers target Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey with phishing scam

The hack appears to be limited to the mayor's e-mail account, and does not include the rest of the City Hall network.


St. Paul City Council approves 22% ceiling on property tax hike

Council members hope they won't have to raise taxes nearly that high, if voters approve trash collection.


As St. Paul Council's odd man out, Busuri faces an uncertain future

Appointee runs after pledging not to; colleagues want him to resign.