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 mayor: A 'no' vote on garbage could hit taxpayers hard

Critics of St. Paul's garbage system accuse mayor of taxpayer scare tactic.

Minnesota Supreme Court tells St. Paul: Put trash collection to a vote in November

The loss in the high court was the latest setback in a bumpy debut for city-run trash collection.

Supreme Court to rule on St. Paul trash plan this week

At issue is whether the city's contract with haulers blocks a public vote on organized trash collection.

St. Paul trash lawsuit reaches state's highest court

Justices to decide if public must vote on contentious organized pickup system in place since last October.

St. Paul mayor proposes $20 million to fix St. Paul's crumbling streets

Mayor Melvin Carter says amount in proposed 2020 budget is still not enough.

Demolition day comes for former Catholic church in St. Paul

Demolition of former church begins to make way for growing German school.

Leaping Kates, foam loon among contestants in 2019 Red Bull Flugtag

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Neighbors complain about vacant St. Paul home owned by Mayor Melvin Carter

Angry neighbors say they expect Melvin Carter to set a better landlord example.

Ramsey County sheriff opens Rice Street substation

Beleaguered Rice Street gets the police presence residents have been demanding

Demolition nears for former St. Andrew's Church in St. Paul after preservation fight

Despite a weekend protest and vigil, most preservationists have admitted defeat.