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

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

Holiday makeover for $35

Lashunda Roberts likes to dress up, but doesn't often have a chance to do so. We asked a Minneapolis style expert to give her a fresh look on the cheap.

Updated: December 23, 2011, - 11:11 AM

Harriet: Jewel in the crown

It's the gem in Minneapolis' sparkling chain of lakes, mixing big-city splendor with small-town charm. An added bonus: It has its own little elf.

Updated: December 07, 2011, - 12:59 PM

Spruce up your holiday table

Set a fresh and family-friendly Thanksgiving table by using what you have around the house.

Updated: November 22, 2011, - 01:59 PM

Do It Now: Rake those leaves

If you have a thick layer of leaves, don't let them stay on the lawn. They can mat down over...

Updated: October 15, 2011, - 01:37 PM

Do one fun chore for fall

Most fall chores are of the knuckle-down-and-do-it variety. Putting the garden to bed doesn't offer much promise or visual appeal. Maybe that's why we get to plant bulbs in fall. It's our one truly hopeful autumn task

Updated: September 28, 2011, - 09:00 AM

The browser: "The Map of Time"

This wickedly fun novel plunges the reader into melodrama, romance and a great story.

Updated: September 18, 2011, - 05:17 PM

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