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

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

Summer in the Cities: Heavens above

A series exploring Minnesota's favorite season.

Updated: August 31, 2012, - 07:23 PM

Dances with buffalo in South Dakota

Once simply a tool to manage the herd, the annual Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park has become a Wild West show.

Updated: April 14, 2012, - 01:16 PM

Itching to be in the garden? Wait!

Put down that rake. Walk away from the wheelbarrow.

Updated: March 14, 2012, - 08:33 AM

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