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.


Richfield school lunch-shaming spurs new call for state fix

The lunches were tossed because the students owed $15 or more, but the action was quickly halted when administrators became aware of the situation.


St. Paul group steps up fight against new charter schools

District board chairwoman signs onto the campaign seeking moratorium.


Incumbents win in divisive Minnetonka school board race

The 11-candidate race focused on open enrollment was in contrast to 2015, when voters backed new funding for schools and four seats drew only four hopefuls.


Minnetonka school board race reveals divide over open enrollment

A crowded field for the first time includes challengers determined to rein in the district's aggressive use of open enrollment to attract students.


Competitive field vying for St. Paul school board seats

Two front-runners confront challenges as Election Day approaches.


St. Paul school district's facilities report details oversight concerns

It suggests few updates were provided as projects grew in scope, such as with Humboldt High work.


St. Paul school district puts hold on building projects

First wave of building renovations came in millions of dollars more than projected.


St. Paul delays after-school programming due to shortage of bus drivers

Class work that was set to begin next Monday now will launch on Oct. 21.


'Every Monday should start like this': East metro school celebrates new $100K fitness center

A video helped their science-focused middle school land a new $100K fitness center. On Monday they celebrated.


St. Paul school board's pay vote raises transparency questions

St. Paul Public Schools officials acknowledge the move should have been better publicized.