James Walsh | Star Tribune
Reporter | St. Paul and St. Paul Neighborhoods

James Walsh is a reporter covering St. Paul and its neighborhoods. He has had myriad assignments in nearly 30 years at the Star Tribune, including federal courts and St. Paul schools.

"A St. Paul native, Walsh lives in St. Paul with his wife and two cats. He has two adult children. He graduated from the College of St. Thomas, where he was named the top journalism graduate by the Society of Professional Journalists, before beginning his career with stops at the Mankato Free Press and the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Walsh has covered local government, local schools, local and federal courts and even spent some time writing about farming and medical technology. A former college football player and semi-pro coach, he enjoys reading history and following the Vikings, Gophers and Tommies.


Play about St. Paul's racist past sparks discussion and sold-out crowds

The story of William and Nellie Francis encouraged reconciliation and earned a standing ovation.


St. Paul approves tax breaks to get landlords to preserve affordable housing

St. Paul program offers landlords a break to keep rents from spiking.


Concordia withdraws request for tax-exempt bonds to buy Midway building

College had proposed tax-exempt bonds to buy Central Midway building.


Amid snow angst, some St. Paul residents clear their own streets

Snow emergencies and delays in clearing streets yield gripes and self-help.


Area leaders answer the call to help St. Paul apartment after its heating went out

More than 30 people rushed in to help residents of the Edgerton Hi-Rise.


Ryan Cos. wins over neighbors with scaled-back plan for Ford site

Ryan Cos. scaled back density plan, needs city leaders to OK changes.


St. Paul residents sue over city's trash plan

The suit demands that St. Paul officials respect thousands of signatures on an anti-trash plan petition and put it to a citywide vote.


Church, St. Paul near settlement over homeless drop-in center

Settlement sets guidelines for church's drop-in site in St. Paul neighborhood.


New focal point for garbage ire in St. Paul: Hidden tracking chips

With new collection system under fire, St. Paul swears its chip isn't collecting data.


Shows added for new play about St. Paul history

“Not in Our Neighborhood!,” a play about the racism faced by a black couple who tried to move to a white St. Paul neighborhood…