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.


Minnesota teachers at 'breaking point' over pandemic stress

Teachers across Minnesota are frazzled trying to navigate pandemic-related combinations of in-person and online instruction — so much so that nearly one-third responding to a recent statewide survey said they were thinking of quitting.


St. Paul school board hopefuls discuss positions on teachers' strike

Teachers walked picket lines before the pandemic.


Pandemic adds to challenge of diversifying Twin Cities teaching ranks

A pandemic and the racial reckoning stemming from the death of George Floyd are fueling apprehension and concern among Twin Cities area teachers of color.…


St. Paul homeowners will see relief from big hikes in 2021

Final action on levy plans will come later this year.


Appeals court rules against Anoka-Hennepin schools in transgender bias case

Anoka-Hennepin School District had kept him from using boys' locker room.


St. Paul's schools chief praised in job review

Superintendent received raise in his new contract.


Brian Kopperud, compassionate corrections official, dies at 61

For decades, he was an official who talked about and practiced the principles of racial equity.


St. Paul schools spell out how to get kids back in class

District leaders develop criteria to meet before a return to partial in-person instruction.


For one family, distance learning passes early test in St. Paul

The superintendent has promised families an improved "Distance Learning 2.0" with more live instruction than they'd seen in the spring.


Hopkins school board agrees to pull officer from high school

Action will come when contract expires Dec. 31.