Anthony Lonetree | Star Tribune
Reporter | St. Paul education

Anthony Lonetree has been covering St. Paul Public Schools and general K-12 issues for the Star Tribune since 2012-13. He began work in the paper's St. Paul bureau in 1987 and was the City Hall reporter for five years before moving to various education, public safety and suburban beats.

A lifelong music fan, Lonetree wrote the first Replacements stories to be published in a daily newspaper (St. Paul Dispatch) and now makes in-store mixes for a Northeast Minneapolis vintage clothing store -- with top sound sources. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, son and two dogs. He also has four daughters from an action-packed early life on St. Paul's East Side. He's a Ho-Chunk tribal member.


St. Paul schools avert $4 million penalty after union delays health insurance switch

The district and union also are in early talks on a new two-year contract.


A day of firsts marks opening day for Minnesota schools

The emphasis was on the new: New shoes. New start times. New principals. New clothes — even uniforms pulled together at the last minute.


Slowdown for external review leaves five St. Paul schools projects on hold

Work continues at Humboldt, Como Park as district awaits external report on facilities plan.


St. Paul schools flip start times so teenagers can sleep in

Twenty-one elementary schools with nearly 10,000 students will start school an hour earlier to let the big kids occupy their old 8:30 a.m. start-time slot.


Former St. Paul teacher can seek punitive damages from district, judge rules

He's suing St. Paul district, alleging retaliation for criticizing discipline plan.


St. Paul teachers propose mediation in health-insurer dispute

School district has threatened to sue union.


St. Paul's Gothard wins school board's support

The board announced it plans to begin negotiating renewal of the three-year contract that Joe Gothard signed in 2017.


St. Paul School District threatens to sue unions over health-care dispute

The unions representing teachers, teaching assistants voted to leave HealthPartners mid-contract, which would trigger $4 million penalty.


St. Paul teachers pitch compromise over health-care issue

Deal aimed at avoiding $4 million penalty for the school district.


More than two dozen file for St. Paul City Council races

Another 10 filed for the four seats on the school board on the ballot in November.