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.


Steven Kopperud, agriculture lobbyist and writer, dies at 69

His expertise put him in high demand as a speaker, and he often flew across the country to present an insider's view of Washington.


Online schools see surge in new students in Minnesota

There's a waiting list now for the state's largest online charter school.


St. Paul schools dialing back in-person programs as COVID-19 cases rise

The move follows similar calls in Minneapolis, Anoka-Hennepin districts.


St. Paul high schoolers struggling so far in distance learning

The district aims to boost support with weekend in -person tutoring.


Minneapolis schools dial back reopening plans

Citing a significant rise in COVID-19 cases across the city, Minneapolis Public Schools has decided to suspend after-school tutoring and other in-person services now being…


New Maplewood school to be named after retired Justice Alan Page

New elementary will be second school named for retired justice.


Lawsuit alleges Anoka-Hennepin School District subsidizes union activities

They say taxpayer money is used for political work.


St. Paul teachers, district negotiate in pandemic as Mpls. teachers fume

They're working on plan for next stage of reopening on Jan. 19, at the earliest.


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.