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's Rice Street says goodbye to 'Bones'

Neighbors in St. Paul remember Michael A. "Bones" Hartzell as a man who gave much, though he had very little.


St. Paul council set to approve amnesty for overdue book fines

St. Paul residents stand on the cusp of amnesty for library late fees.On Wednesday, the St. Paul City Council is set to approve the library…


Listening House center, city of St. Paul settle suit

Dispute had focused on limiting number of guests.


Rails-to-trails plan would link old Ford plant site to downtown St. Paul

The still-unfunded project called the "Spur" will come up for discussion at the City Council on Wednesday.


Rice Street's Mike Hartzell, known as Bones, has died

To longtime residents, "Bones" was Rice Street's heart and soul, its de facto caretaker for more than 40 years.


European Christmas Market returns to Union Depot

Starting at 4 p.m. Friday, the market will feature more than 35 holiday vendors selling food, drink and locally made and imported items.


St. Paul simplifies residents' holds on trash pick-up services

Residents resisted being required to submit doctor's note, plane ticket or other evidence.


St. Thomas plans two new dormitories on its St. Paul campus

It is part of a long-term goal of housing all freshmen and sophomores on campus.


Minnesota families welcome the world into their home, one student at a time

By throwing open their homes — and hearts — these Twin Cities women have learned that the best way to expand their world is by welcoming young people from around the globe into it.


Residents of homeless tent camp in St. Paul sent packing

Officials said they will find temporary housing for anyone who wants it.