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.


Jon Prentice, longtime Minneapolis police officer, dies at age 83

His career could have been created by a true-crime novelist. In fact, his 1964 gunfight with a suspected rapist was detailed in Master Detective magazine.


St. Paul Police Reserve looks to help make city safer in small ways

That work can involve something other than 911 calls, like dealing with abandoned bikes, reserve says.


St. Paul police chief: 3 shootings are 'shocking' and 'outrageous'

Todd Axtell described the killings as "one of the most violent nights I have witnessed in my career."


Green Fleet grant helps St. Paul replace aging diesel vehicles

Environmental Initiative, a nonprofit, to cover 25% of the cost to update aging equipment.


Challengers in St. Paul City Council races seize on trash turmoil

Some say the bumpy rollout means it's time for a change at City Hall.


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The St. Paul City Council will vote next week on design standards for how the public moves through the space.


Local, federal investigators look into Grand Old Day finances

A handful of business owners and sponsors scrambled to raise more than $100,000 this spring after the festival's bank account was tens of thousands of dollars short.


Carter pitches green option for crumbling Ayd Mill Road

What to do with the bone-jarring lanes connecting I-35E and Selby Avenue?


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.