Reporter | St. Paul education

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 votes down shift to distance learning

The vote came after students conducted districtwide walkouts Tuesday.


More Twin Cities area schools go to remote learning as virus rises

More Twin Cities area schools are moving to distance learning after outbreaks of COVID-19 spurred high numbers of student absences and staffing shortages.


St. Paul schools weigh replacing in-person classes with 'digital learning days'

Up to five days between Feb. 1 and May 31 are in play, according to a survey.


St. Paul, Mpls. schools still struggle with bus driver shortage

After-school activities have been canceled in Minneapolis, and parents in St. Paul were put on alert they might have to get their kids to and from school.


St. Paul schools, teachers back in mediation over new deal

St. Paul Public Schools and its teachers union have entered into mediation over a new two-year contract — the first since a three-day strike that was cut short by the pandemic.


St. Paul school district makes ethnic studies a graduation requirement

'Critical ethnic studies' course now in pilot stage.


Double-digit property tax increases for Mpls., St. Paul

Homeowners in both cities will see property tax increases of about 10% or more next year. Officials are intensifying efforts to steer many toward the state's property tax refund programs.


Unhappy St. Paul school parents forced to weigh school choice options

Galtier school community mourns planned closure.


St. Paul school board OKs mergers, closings under plan

Action follows removal of three contested school-closing proposals.


St. Paul students get two days added to winter break

The district cited stress and challenges of the pandemic as reasons for the longer break.