Connie Nelson

Senior editor | Lifestyle
Phone: 612-673-7087
Connie Nelson is the Senior Editor for features coverage at the StarTribune. During the growing season, she produces how-to videos and is part of the Greengirls and Homegirls blogs.

Recent content from Connie Nelson

Meet the community builders

In their winning United Way-Star Tribune essays, Minnesota students show us the simple, often sweet ways they've changed their worlds for the better.

Updated: November 17, 2014, - 02:16 PM

Winter's early arrival puts a chill on home chores

Winter’s surprise arrival caught many of us with a “to do” list that wasn’t quite “done.” But there are very good reasons to tackle some chores, no matter how unsavory the thought of battling the cold, snow and ice might be.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 03:27 PM

Day trip to Pepin, a star on Wisconsin's 'West Coast'

Pepin offers a day’s worth of adventure — from four-star food and wine to quaint museums and art-inspired stores. Though it’s less than 70 miles from the cities, the Wisconsin village can seem a world away.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 02:57 PM

Fall vacationers head out when others stay home

For school-age kids — from kindergartners to collegiates — this is the last hurrah. There’s just enough time to fit...

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 01:00 PM

In Phoenix, a hike a day

The Valley of the Sun’s many parks, preserves and peaks make for happy trails.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 04:12 PM

Winning student essays from the United Way contest

Hundreds of students in grades three through five from across the metro area wrote essays about how they make a difference by doing things like standing up to bullys, celebrating their differences, donating gloves to a homeless person or Halloween costumes to kids without them.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 05:27 PM

Star Tribune Greengirls host a plant swap May 18

It’s time for your plants to get growing: The annual Greengirls garden swap happens next weekend.

Updated: May 10, 2013, - 12:21 PM

Greengirls are back online to talk about gardens

It’s official: You can rake. Just ask the Greengirls, the Star Tribune’s garden bloggers, who are making their season debut.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 09:11 AM

'Rhymes With Orange' comes to the Star Tribune's comics pages

Starting today, “Rhymes With Orange” by Hilary Price will be featured in the daily paper. Her punchline-driven panels (which she refers to as a “gag strip”) also will appear on Sundays.

Updated: March 11, 2013, - 03:26 PM

Who needs these 20 things when you have a smartphone?

The smartphone era has lightened our loads. Here’s a quick look at 20 things we no longer need to lug around thanks to smartphones

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 09:27 AM

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