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Connie Nelson

Senior editor | Lifestyle
Phone: 612-673-7087

Connie Nelson is the senior editor for lifestyles for the Star Tribune. 

Prior to becoming an editor, she wrote extensively on home- and garden-related topics.
Recent content from Connie Nelson
Oh, You Turkey 2021

Meet this year's Oh, You Turkey artist

We talk turkey with Star Tribune designer Stacie Kammerling
Pets, especially puppies, adopted during the pandemic are not being returned to shelters in high numbers.

Pandemic pets still wanted at home

Pets adopted during the pandemic aren't being returned to shelters after all
Share your stories and photos of the epic 1991 blizzard

Where were you during the 1991 blizzard?

Share your winter tales of the epic Halloween snowstorm
Howl-o-ween is getting closer

Howl-o-ween is getting closer

It's time to enter our pet costume contest
Pat Moriarity, who owns a steel company in Minneapolis, started dancing at Cinema Ballroom in 2009 when he lost a bet. Now he’s one of the most dedi

From hip hop to cha-cha, the Twin Cities offers plenty of places to learn to dance

Gotta dance? Surprisingly, you're in the right place. The Twin Cities boasts dozens upon dozens of dance schools, studios and troupes that offer grown-ups a…
Kiddie pools aren’t just for kids.

How Minnesotans can beat the heat in practical and kooky ways

It's hot, and it looks like it's going to stay that way. You can hide out in your basement or get creatively cool.
Making notes in books connects readers with each other.

Bookmark: A marked-up book reveals a shared love of reading

I'm a complete slob when it comes to books — at least, to books that I own.I use anything at hand to mark my page…
Minnesota summer camps making comeback after year of closures

Minnesota summer camps making comeback after year of closures

Camps are rebounding — with masks, social distancing, pods and other safety measures in place.
Known locally as the Laundry Evangelist, Patric Richardson is taking his love of laundry national with his new book “Laundry Love” and an HGTV sho

St. Paul's 'Laundry Evangelist' has turned cleaning obsession into a profession

Patric Richardson is starting a national campaign to elevate the lowly chore of washing clothes.
Credit: National Garden BureauLavender may not be hardy in Minnesota. Don’t let that keep you from growing it this summer. Variety: cleo patio evant

Lavender may not be hardy in Minnesota. Don't let that keep you from growing it this summer

For a taste of Provence, pot up some lavender this spring.
"Baldo" comicUniversal Press Syndicate

New Star Tribune comic features a happy-go-lucky Latino teen and his family

Strip features the everyday adventures of a Latino teenager.
Lucy FrankLynn, hiding in plain sight.   CONNIE NELSON • Star Tribune

Looking for comfort? See if you can find your cat

When I'm in need of a little lift, I see if I can find my cat in one of her many hiding places.
Triumph Apple

Newest Minnesota-made apple may not be a star, but it's a game changer

The new apple from the University of Minnesota, named Triumph, helps cut chemicals.