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.


St. Paul trash collection: More acceptance, but many still not paying their bills

Complaints have dwindled, but a significant percentage of customers still won't pay.


Organizers cancel Grand Old Day, St. Paul's summer kickoff

The June festival is still planned for 2020, but organizers say they couldn't raise enough money this year.


Historic St. Paul house on verge of restoration

The house on Goodrich Avenue was built before Minnesota became a state.


Wild commits to playing in St. Paul through 2035

The team and city reached 10-year deal to keep games at Xcel Energy Center, with the Wild eyeing upgrades to arena and parking.


Drummer Eric 'Edgar' Barnes, founder of Midwest Art Catalyst, dies at 49

Eric Gary Barnes thought his first name sounded too much like “ear ache” for his liking. So he chose Edgar Burn, a name that stuck…


St. Paul seeks a greater voice for renters

Organizers hope an upcoming renters summit leads to better representation.


Plan for Ford site in St. Paul moves forward on 6-1 council vote

The City Council approved on a 6-1 vote the developer's request to amend the master plan to allow for single-family homes.


Ahead of first Allianz Field game, traffic questions persist

Where will people park? Will traffic snarl the area for hours before and after matches? Will, as a St. Paul traffic study suggests, nearly 8,000 fans leave their cars at home and take light rail or bus rapid transit to games?


With season almost over, Virginia, Texas Tech fans holding their breath

Virginia and Texas Tech are playing tonight in Minneapolis for the NCAA title.


St. Paul council members appear to line up behind Ryan plan for Ford site

The council is expected to vote next week on what the future will look like at the former Ford site in Highland Park.