Reporter | St. Paul education

Anthony Lonetree has been covering St. Paul Public Schools and general K-12 issues for the Star Tribune since 2012-13. He began work in the paper's St. Paul bureau in 1987 and was the City Hall reporter for five years before moving to various education, public safety and suburban beats.

A lifelong music fan, Lonetree wrote the first Replacements stories to be published in a daily newspaper (St. Paul Dispatch) and now makes in-store mixes for a Northeast Minneapolis vintage clothing store -- with top sound sources. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, son and two dogs. He also has four daughters from an action-packed early life on St. Paul's East Side. He's a Ho-Chunk tribal member.


Minneapolis schools urged to break contract with police

School board member takes police to task in proposal.


Walz gives Minnesota schools flexibility on summer learning

Governor says he's "slowly turning the dial" to allow mix of distance education and in-school classes.


St. Paul school renovation wins final approval

The action involved awarding a series of contracts — 23 altogether — reflecting closer board scrutiny of a districtwide facilities improvement plan.


Minnesota parents, educators stress need to maintain personal connection with students

A Star Tribune survey of parents shows that the more frequent the live video sessions between staff and students, the greater their satisfaction with their children's learning.


Scott Melter, a hardcore Vikings fan and proud grandfather, dies of COVID-19 at 60

  As devoted fans on opposite sides of the Vikings-Packers rivalry, Scott Melter and Ken Larson gave each other plenty of ribbing over the years.…


St. Paul school board approves new teacher contract

Superintendent says deal will require personnel moves.


Thor Nordwall, caddie at center of golf mystery, dies at 98

Nordwall, who died March 4 at age 98, was a caddie at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood when tapped in 1939 to carry the bag for Gene Sarazen at the St. Paul Open.


St. Paul schools start distance learning, eye 2020-21 budget

The district is aiming to make limited new investments.


10 in the running for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Ten finalists have been named to be the 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.But the annual banquet announcing this year's honoree — initially scheduled for…


Transition to distance learning is mostly smooth, local schools say

The need to get the shift right for students became more apparent as the week progressed: Gov. Tim Walz said chances are "relatively slim" that students will be returning to classrooms this school year.