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 duo who revived Grand Old Day now looking at July 4th fireworks

Timeline is tight, but fundraising is doable, they insist. The effort needs to raise more than $100,000 in just a few days


Thanks to social media, food trucks are headed back to vacant St. Paul lot

When the city booted them from a vacant lot, vendors took their complaints to Facebook.


St. Paul's oldest public space blooms anew after $2.3M makeover

A public square where sheep once grazed, park's transformation is complete


St. Paul City Council votes against former church's historic designation

The decision disappointed opponents of a charter school's plan to demolish the building.


Questions about trash in St. Paul? Here are some answers

A Ramsey County judge ordered the ordinance suspended June 30. A day later, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the city will appeal the ruling and promised the program will continue. Bottom line: The legal battle has created plenty of confusion among residents about what will happen.


St. Paul group sues to save former Como Park church

St. Paul group wants to halt German School's plan for former church.


St. Paul trash collection will continue, even at city's expense, mayor says

Mayor Melvin Carter said it could cost an extra $13 million this year alone to keep the program going, unless the city prevails in court.


Kassim Busuri says he decided to run for his St. Paul council seat at the urging of constituents. That's true, for some.

Some say interim post is an advantage; others like his devotion to Sixth Ward.


100,000th meal by Serving Our Troops will connect soldiers in Kuwait with families in Minnesota

The mark will happen sometime early Saturday afternoon.


St. Paul Council delays vote on German Immersion School's request to raze former church

Council members push pause button to give German Immersion school and its neighbors more time to talk.