Emma Nelson | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis

Emma Nelson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. During her senior year, she worked as managing editor at the Minnesota Daily, the U's award-winning student newspaper. As a student reporter at the Star Tribune, she previously covered Minneapolis.


$15 minimum wage plan draws crowd to Minneapolis City Hall

The wage increase could pass by the end of June.


Teacher Sara Sexton, who died at age 79, taught her Minneapolis students to cherish learning

The beloved teacher spent her four-decade career in the Minneapolis Public Schools.


Minneapolis to buy site of Kmart at Nicollet Avenue and Lake Street

The city and Kmart's parent company haven't reached an agreement to move the store.


Former legislator Kate Knuth hired as Minneapolis' chief resilience officer

A former Minnesota legislator has been hired as Minneapolis' chief resilience officer, a new position that coordinates the city's work on urban challenges from housing…


What's the effect of a $15 minimum wage? No one knows just yet

Without a clear model, businesses trying cuts, higher prices in test cities.


New trees are (almost) the final touch on Nicollet Mall

Nicollet Mall closed to vehicles in July 2015. The many months of construction have drawn complaints from business owners and pedestrians, in part because much of the early work was underground and progress was invisible. Most of the work will be completed by November, but some detail and landscaping work will continue into 2018.


Additional bike lanes in Mpls. could clip rights of disabled

Many popular commercial corridors will eventually cede part of the roadway to designated lanes for bicycles. The shift is already fanning the debate about safety, traffic congestion and lost parking in front of shops and homes. But there's another concern: How can people with disabilities navigate these new streets safely?


New law blocks Mpls. ban on plastic bags a day before it was to start

The ordinance banning plastic bags was supposed to go into effect June 1.


Minneapolis Public Housing Authority takes stock of its 6,000 units

The agency is preparing for 10 years of capital improvements.


Minneapolis' plastic bag ban starts June 1, unless the state says no

For now, shoppers and businesses are preparing for the change.