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.


Former leaders of St. Paul police watchdog group ask NAACP to step in

They said the NAACP and community members must ask for changes to police oversight in St. Paul.


St. Paul approves long-term plan with more density

The City Council approved the 2040 Comprehensive Plan unanimously.


Lawyer for ex-cop says evidence on fired officers wasn't provided

Tou Cha's lawyer says the Ramsey County Attorney's Office should have told him a probe of the five St. Paul officers was happening as he was negotiating a plea deal for his client.


Hennepin Co. officials, HCMC to hold closed-door session

The meeting comes days after the Star Tribune reported that the hospital continued to sedate people with ketamine and collect data for a study months after hospital leaders said they would halt their research.


St. Paul chief broke law detailing officers' firings, union says

Axtell criticized for discussing details of officer firings


Five St. Paul police officers fired for failing to stop assault

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell declined to go into specifics about the incident, citing data privacy laws. He called it "an ugly day in our department's history."


St. Paul Port Authority to buy former golf course site on East Side

St. Paul Port Authority seeks to issue $10M in bonds to buy Hillcrest.


St. Paul police watchdog group says complaints were withheld

A recently released report by the St. Paul misconduct investigators identifies serious problems.


St. Paul to fill seats on police oversight commission

Three people have now resigned from the group.


St. Paul police oversight leaders resign, saying officials didn't support work

In a letter, they outlined concerns about Mayor Melvin Carter's leadership and support of their work.