Editor | St. Paul

A St. Paul native, Nelson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism in 2014, and has covered local government beats from Scott and Dakota counties to Minneapolis City Hall. 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.


Hennepin County medical examiner seeks help identifying pregnant woman

The woman died at 3513 Hennepin Av. in Minneapolis, a release said.


Minnesota intimate partner homicides rose 40% in 2020

At least 30 Minnesotans were killed in domestic violence-related homicides last year. The intensifying violence followed national and global trends during the pandemic.


Abortion rights backers say Minn. shouldn't take its protections for granted

More than 100 people attended a rally at the State Capitol.


Minnesota is bracing for an increase in abortion demand

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Texas' 6-week ban means more patients will travel to Minnesota for care.


In Minnesota and nationwide, COVID has complicated abortion access

Even as life returns to normal, financial and logistical hurdles remain.


Body recovered after apparent drowning in pond at Minneapolis' Loring Park

Crews responded Sunday evening after reports of a male struggling to swim in the pond at Loring Park.


South metro group pushes for electric school buses

Forum invites the community to join efforts for low-emission vehicles in districts' fleets.


Brooklyn Park hires consultant to study policing

It is the latest in a series of steps toward police changes that the City Council started taking after George Floyd's killing.


St. Paul explores powering Como Zoo with geothermal energy

Como plan part of St. Paul's effort to bring city buildings to carbon neutrality by 2030


St. Paul Mayor Carter launches commission to rethink public safety

The panel will study how city staff could respond to low-priority 911 calls.