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 asks residents to weigh in on alley plowing

The capital city has never plowed alleys, and is asking residents whether that should change.


Garrison Keillor's bookstore in St. Paul gets new owner, name

St. Paul native Nick Ballas has bought the store at Snelling and Grand avenues and renamed it Next Chapter Booksellers.


St. Paul residents turn out at City Hall to fight trash bills

Some residents have opted not to pay their bills as a form of protest against the city's new organized collection system.


St. Paul police oversight board tries to turn a page as misconduct findings rise

Clunky transition has review committee working to gain trust of St. Paul residents.


St. Paul tallies up millions in delinquent trash bills

Many who oppose city hauling aren't paying.


Metro Transit may cut late-night Green Line service during week

The transit agency's proposal would cut service between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. weekdays.


St. Paul moves to loosen rules on bars near churches and downtown schools

A public hearing will take place Wednesday at City Hall.


'This is not April Fools': St. Paul celebrates rec center's revival

Residents of the area, along with their elected officials, pushed the city to bring parks and recreation programs back to Highwood Hills, which was shuttered in 2008. The major turning point came in August, when Carter announced he was allocating $200,000 in his 2019 budget for Highwood Hills.


Mississippi River flood fight could cost St. Paul $750,000

Public works crews have built the barriers along the Mississippi River downtown.


Twin Cities metro cities try carrot, stick to deal with hoarding, avoid evictions

As city and county officials enforce codes designed to keep residents safe, they often confront mental and physical disabilities, aging and poverty.