Tim Nelson

reporter with Minnesota Public Radio

Tim Nelson appears in the following:

Protesters Gather In Minneapolis Suburb After Man Is Killed In Traffic Stop

Monday, April 12, 2021

Police deployed tear gas and flash-bang grenades to clear protesters who assembled outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minnesota after police shot a 20-year-old man earlier in the day.


Minneapolis Crowd Protests Black Man's Death While In Police Custody

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

In Minnesota, the mayor of Minneapolis says four police officers involved in the death of a black man while in police custody have been terminated. The FBI is investigating the incident.


Philando Castile Traffic Stop Shooting Footage Released

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Authorities in Minnesota have released the dashcam video showing when police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile in a Minneapolis suburb last summer.


Jury Acquits Minnesota Officer In Shooting Death Of Philando Castile

Friday, June 16, 2017

The jury found Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Castile nearly a year ago. Yanez shot Castile after pulling him over for a broken tail light.


Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Minnesota Officer Charged In Philando Castile's Death

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trial of the Minnesota police officer charged with fatally shooting motorist Philando Castile. The aftermath of the shooting was streamed on Facebook Live.


Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Vow To Fight Through Fierce Winter

Friday, December 09, 2016

The teeth of winter are closing on the makeshift camp in North Dakota where demonstrators are trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Some are heeding tribal calls to leave, while others are digging in. But the company building the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline was in federal court Friday, trying to overturn a decision by the Army Corps of Engineers blocking the project.


ISIS Claims A Link To Mass Stabbing In Minnesota

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nine people were injured in a stabbing attack in a Minnesota shopping mall late Saturday. An ISIS-run news agency claimed a "soldier of the Islamic State" was responsible.


Funeral Held For Philando Castile In Minnesota

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The funeral was held on Thursday for Philando Castile, the 32-year-old black man shot and killed by a police officer last Wednesday during a traffic stop in a suburb of St. Paul. The service comes two days before Castile would have turned 33 years old.


Investigation Continues Into Police Shooting Of Philando Castile

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Multiple investigations have been launched in the shooting death of Philando Castile. The Minnesota man was shot to death by a police officer. Castile's girlfriend broadcast the incident live on Facebook.


Protesters Gather After Minn. Man Dies After An Encounter With Police

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Police in a Minneapolis suburb are investigating the shooting of a motorist, apparently by an officer. The incident came to light through a Facebook Live video posted by the driver of the car.


Law Enforcement Continue Investigation Into Prince's Death

Friday, April 22, 2016

The autopsy on the performer Prince is underway, though results may not be known for days or weeks. Meanwhile, law enforcement is talking about the events Thursday that led them to his compound where they discovered him.


Sponsors Push Back Against the NFL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anheuser-Busch says that it is not happy with the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals. Nike has pulled Peterson jerseys from its stores in the Minneapolis area.

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Minnesota Terrorism and the Somali-American Community

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Federal investigation into a Minnesota-based terrorism operation widened this week when authorities released criminal charges against eight men connected to the operation, which a...