Editor | St. Paul

Emma Nelson is a Star Tribune metro team leader with an emphasis on St. Paul coverage.

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.


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.


St. Paul will pay for public art along Wheelock Pkwy.

As many as six projects are eligible for $20K to $50K.


St. Paul considers redirecting lowest priority 911 calls

City Council likely to back commission that will reimagine public safety.


Why does St. Paul leave alley snowplowing to its residents?

In St. Paul, many residents have to band together to hire plow drivers during the winter.


St. Paul wants state to help pay for North End Community Center

High school youth will partner with city officials to lobby for funding.


St. Paul to open day shelter in W. 7th neighborhood

A St. Paul fire station in the West 7th neighborhood is slated to become a day shelter for people experiencing homelessness.Fire Station 51, at 296…


Updated Ayd Mill Road to reopen Saturday with new trail, lower speed limit

St. Paul's Ayd Mill Road will reopen to the public on Saturday, complete with a new trail and a lower speed limit.The 1.5-mile stretch of…