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.

Minn. abortion battle turns to November and the ballot box

Groups on both sides of the issue have been preparing to take their case to Minnesota voters. Abortion could now be a defining theme of the 2022 campaign.

Current and former Minnesotans remember life before Roe v. Wade

Less than 50 years ago, abortion was illegal in most states. Some Minnesotans remember it well.

Minnesota becomes island for legal abortion access in Upper Midwest

Minnesota is flanked by states that immediately outlawed abortion when the Dobbs ruling came down, either through so-called "trigger bans" or by reverting to legislation pre-dating Roe.

With Roe overturned, Minnesota abortion opponents win a long-fought battle

Activism over decades elevated the issue to a fundamental tenet of the Republican Party.

Park and recreation projects in Minnesota cities get federal boost

Sites in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Rochester will split $8.7 million in grants.

More COVID-19 'test-to-treat' sites coming to Minnesota

The White House will send clinical personnel to Minnesota to staff existing state-run testing locations, transforming them into "test-to-treat" sites where eligible patients can get a prescription for the antiviral drug Paxlovid.

Minnesota leaders' response to Texas school shooting shows political divide over guns

It's unlikely that grief will translate into policy changes.

Klobuchar highlights Minnesota ties to Finland, Sweden as they seek to join NATO

The two countries are seeking to join NATO in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Attorney General Keith Ellison easily wins DFL endorsement for second term

Delegates also endorsed Secretary of State Steve Simon, who is seeking a third term.

Minnesota DFLers endorse Walz, Flanagan for second term

The first day of the party's state convention focused on incumbents' track records and the possibility that Roe v. Wade could be overturned.