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.


Bridge-playing U honors students find fun is in the cards

The weekly class not only is creating a new generation of bridge players but is helping them forge new friendships.


Are smart home surveillance systems a new neighborhood watch?

Network of smart homes helps police crack cases but raises privacy issues.


One of the world's strongest firefighters is recruiting other women to St. Paul

Powerhouse Sarah Reasoner has been tapped to recruit more women to careers as firefighters.


Minnesota Wild abandons effort to put up behemoth banner

The team had asked for variances to the city's ordinance that limits the number of signs posted on the outside of the arena and the height and elevation of any banners.


Vernon Faillettaz, relentlessly inquisitive St. Olaf College religion professor, dies at 91

Small talk was a rarity for Vernon Pierre Faillettaz, professor emeritus of religion at St. Olaf College. A big complex world and its kaleidoscope of…


St. Paul's Rice Street Rocker giving back through 'Old School' gym

Storied local boxer Mike Evgen has finally found a spot for his passion, helping mentor kids on St. Paul's East Side.


St. Paul firefighter vying to be 'World's Strongest'

Sarah Reasoner will test her muscles against an otherwise all-male field.


St. Paul water utility to refund customers who were overcharged

Homeowners who have 1-inch meters can expect to receive checks ranging from $120 to $320.


St. Paul's Highland, Grandview theaters cited for fire code violations

St. Paul helped fund the work at the historic theaters.


A good sign for St. Paul? Or eyesore? Group fights Wild's big banner

Wild's plan for Xcel banner called "commercial litter."