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.


St. Paul school board seat draws six hopefuls

Candidates aim to fill final year of late chairwoman's term.


St. Paul school board approves remote learning plan

Most urban districts going virtual this school year.


St. Paul schools eye starting year with distance learning

Superintendent wants to move to hybrid instruction, but district isn't ready this fall.


More Minnesota teachers favor distance learning this fall, survey shows

A full return has the backing of just one in five educators, according to Education Minnesota, the state's teachers union. Gov. Tim Walz is expected to weigh in with state guidance next Thursday.


Minnesota school district sees benefits to life after cops in schools

Arrests down in system that serves high-needs kids.


St. Paul schools offer virtual enrichment program

Goal is to keep kids sharp during the summer.


St. Paul school board moves on two tracks to fill vacancy

Election to be held Nov. 3, preceded by appointment.


St. Paul Public Schools adopts $822 million budget

Spending plan will remain fluid due to the coronavirus pandemic.


St. Paul school board votes to remove cops from schools

Action followed a similar move in Minneapolis.


Floyd death reignites debate over police role in Minnesota schools

After the Minneapolis Public Schools ended its contract with the city's police department, districts from St. Paul to Duluth are hearing calls to take similar steps.