Reporter | St. Paul

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.


Minnesota attorney general looking into Kim Bartmann's restaurant finances

Kim Bartmann said she is working to pay her employees what they're owed.


St. Paul City Council considers banning conversion therapy for minors

Ordinance would apply to minors, involve fines.


Workers at Kim Bartmann restaurants in Mpls. went unpaid after closures

Bartmann responded by saying she is doing everything she can to secure funding to pay her employees what they're due.


St. Paul's Grand Old Day canceled due to COVID-19

Event organizers say they're moving ahead with plans for 2021.


St. Paul mayor announces cash grants for poor families, small businesses

The $3.25 million fund will provide grants to low-income families and small businesses.


COVID-19 tests sick time laws in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Some workers are exhausting their sick time to avoid getting exposed at work.


St. Paul teachers reach settlement, end 3-day strike; kids out of school until Monday

Staffers reported at 1 p.m., and students are scheduled to return Monday.


St. Paul schools remain closed today after teachers go on strike

It's not yet known when talks will resume. The district's preparing seven sites for use by elementary students from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, according to Superintendent Joe Gothard.


Some St. Paul landlords fight tenant protection ordinance

The City Council could approve the ordinance in early April.


After patching potholes and feelings, Kathy Lantry is leaving St. Paul City Hall

On the City Council and with Public Works, she didn't shrink from challenges.