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 asks about plowing streets: 'Why not more towing?' Math is the answer

Clearing St. Paul's car-filled streets during snow emergencies is a lot harder than simply towing more cars, officials say.


St. Paul Chamber chief says city needs more officers on street

Perception that St. Paul has a crime problem is eroding confidence and stalling momentum for city businesses, she said.


Small business owners rejoice after St. Paul shopping center reopens

Several immigrant-owned shops are back in business after St. Paul mall is repaired


Neighbors, recycling company at odds over vacant St. Paul lot

A growing business wants to turn a former ash dump into a truck parking area, to neighbors' objections.


Demanding rowing coach Miriam Baer dies at 76

Some chilly morning this coming spring, not long after the last of the Mississippi River ice has receded, the waters off St. Paul's Raspberry Island…


Transportation plan for Ford site encourages walking, biking, transit

New neighbor­hood to cater to transit users, cyclists, pedestrians.


$53M in city financing part of final Ford site development deal

The project will feature the state's largest urban solar array and hundreds of units of affordable housing, and could be worth $1 billion when fully developed, officials said.


Community center that was mainstay in historic Rondo neighborhood will close

Union Gospel Mission, its owner, to shift resources to serving homeless, addicted.


St. Paul voters say yes to city's trash collection system

After a year of bitter debate, the victors say it's time to turn their attention to more important issues — affordable housing, public safety and climate change.


St. Paul trash vote: Answers to your questions

St. Paul residents will Yes or No Tuesday on whether a city ordinance that  established the year-old system of organized trash collection will continue.