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.

Dancer's suit may spur new labor rules for Minneapolis strip clubs

Brandi Campbell started working in strip clubs as a college student. Nine years later, she started filing lawsuits claiming she’d been cheated out of tips,…

Chamber of Commerce asks judge to block $15 minimum wage in Mpls.

The $15 an hour minimum wage will start being phased in on Jan. 1, with large employers required to start paying employees $10 an hour.

Minneapolis seeks to streamline visa process for undocumented victims of crime

Ordinance would ease path for crime victims who cooperate with police.

Hennepin County Board panel advances lake name change from Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska

Before it's official, the full County Board must vote — and then it must get approval from state and federal agencies.

Short-staffed Mpls. Health Department juggles growing inspection caseload

As restaurants boom and regulations grow, Health Department struggles to keep up.

Two-plus years in the making: Nicollet Mall back in business

Nicollet Mall reopened at noon Thursday, marking the end of a construction headache that's cost millions of dollars and closed the downtown Minneapolis corridor for more than two years.

Minnesota Chamber sues Mpls. over $15 minimum wage

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is taking the city of Minneapolis to court over the $15 minimum wage, saying the ordinance conflicts with state law.

Minneapolis candidates applaud positive campaigns, high voter turnout

Candidates said ranked-choice voting encouraged voter participation.

Mpls. City Council turnover: Barb Johnson, Quincy, Yang unseated

On the North Side, Phillipe Cunningham unseated Council President Barb Johnson.

Night of change for Mpls. City Council as first transgender candidate wins

Andrea Jenkins' victory was a national first for a transgender woman of color.