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Emma Nelson is a reporter and editor at the Star Tribune.

Emma Nelson has been a Star Tribune journalist for the past decade, with coverage ranging from politics to women's reproductive health to the economy. As an editor she has led teams of local government reporters, including a group that covered the aftermath of Daunte Wright's killing by a Brooklyn Center police officer. Nelson has won Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists Page One awards for investigative and breaking news reporting, and was part of a team that won the organization's 2022 Story of the Year award for coverage of the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Minnesota added thousands of jobs in March but worker shortage still an issue

The aging population is causing pressure on the job market, though wages on the upswing.

Minnesota child care providers struggle to fill more than 700 open positions

Difficulty finding qualified employees means fewer children served, including more than 2,000 unavailable child care slots statewide, a new survey showed.

Inflation stays stubborn: What the latest numbers mean for you

Prices have been persistent, and that means interest rates will probably stay high, too.

A Japanese cafe tucked into an Edina office park survived a decade on work crowds, then word-of-mouth

Like JK's Table, go-to breakfast, lunch and happy hour spots around the metro that made it through the pandemic have had to evolve in the work-from-home era.

Women's salaries are lower than men's, but the pink tax costs them more. Here's how to push back.

Women pay thousands of dollars more than men each year for necessary items.

Closures show uphill battle for Minnesota's employer-sponsored child-care centers

Though there's demand for workplace child-care centers, they face the same budget woes gutting the larger child-care economy.

Tell us: How has the gender wage gap impacted you?

The median woman working full time in Minnesota earns about 80 cents for every dollar a median man makes, and some earn far less.

Minnesotans are again living with debt after COVID pause

The state had nearly $63,000 in debt per capita at the end of 2023.

Minnesota Taylor Swift fans geared up, tuned in for Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl

Months into her relationship with the Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce, the pop star has had an unprecedented effect on the NFL.

Slower wage growth might be good for the economy, but not everyone is celebrating

Workers and advocates say there's a disconnect between policy and reality.