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 Carter, council challenge Minneapolis leaders to a snowball fight

The East vs. West snowball fight is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.


St. Paul restaurants brace for restrictions on takeout containers

Following the lead of two neighbors, St. Paul is expected to approve ban on nonrecyclable containers.


St. Paul has its first Somali-American City Council member

Kassim Busuri, a youth educator, was sworn in Wednesday at City Hall.


St. Paulites call for more aggressive 2040 plan

Some push for density, affordable housing policies.


Buyer of troubled St. Paul parking ramp was FBI informant on Chicago corruption

Capital City Plaza Parking Ramp is being sold after failing to make enough money to pay the debt used to build it.


St. Paul, Ramsey Co., school district cancel data-sharing deal over fears of racial profiling

Some feared program would unfairly profile "at-risk" youth.


St. Paul City Council stalls Concordia's purchase of a Midway building

St. Paul officials worry about losing tax revenue.


St. Paul City Council chooses East Side educator to fill interim seat

Kassim Busuri will serve until the end of 2019, filling the seat vacated last year by Dan Bostrom.


Appeals court deals setback to citizen push for even-year elections in St. Paul

Court upholds ruling that St. Paul petition fell short of required signatures.


Seven finalists seeking interim St. Paul City Council seat

St. Paul residents seeking to fill the Sixth Ward City Council seat recently vacated by Dan Bostrom will make their case at City Hall on…