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 Council, mayor agree on budget with a double-digit tax levy hike

A typical St. Paul homeowner will pay $67 more in property taxes in 2019, under the budget deal expected to pass next week.


Allianz Field neighbors call on Minnesota United to bankroll community fund

Local leaders, businesses want Minnesota United to contribute to the area.


St. Paul, Ramsey County rethink 1930s 'very white and very male' murals at City Hall

The four murals from the 1930s depicting a voyageur, a steamboat captain, a railroad surveyor and a laborer.


$15 minimum wage fight sets sights on all of Minnesota

After success in St. Paul and Minneapolis, battle expands to rest of state.


St. Paul City Council passes $15 minimum wage, and mayor signs it

St. Paul joined a growing number of local governments across the country that have decided to exceed state and federal minimums.


St. Paul expected to pass $15 wage this week, sans tipped-worker exemption

The St. Paul City Council is expected to follow in Minneapolis' footsteps Wednesday and approve a citywide $15 minimum wage without an exemption for tipped workers.


St. Paul City Council hears passionate testimony on $15 minimum wage

St. Paul City Council discussion centers on who will receive it, and when.


St. Paul Council reportedly would exempt tipped workers from wage ordinance

Lobby group says any $15 minimum wage passed will likely have a tipped-worker exemption.


Mpls., St. Paul mayors eye land sales to fund housing projects

Weeks away from approving multimillion-dollar affordable housing plans, leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul are still figuring out how to pay for them without raising property taxes.


St. Paul gets 6-month extension on 2040 comprehensive plan

City won't submit its final plan to the Met Council until June.