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 schools to use police for security at after-hours events

Practice to continue after district cut loose its SROs.


Six Minnesota schools earn national 'Blue Ribbon' recognition

The schools were recognized for their overall academic performance or success in closing achievement gaps among student groups.


4 biggest Minnesota school districts have waiting lists for online learning

Uncertainties and risks associated with COVID-19 remain a major driver in parent and student interest.


St. Paul schools begin year with busing challenges, online waiting lists

Driver shortage leaves district with fewer routes.


Many Minnesota schools begin anew, shadowed by COVID

The state's largest district, Anoka-Hennepin, was among the school systems resuming classes. Many, particularly in metro-area schools, are wearing masks because of school district-imposed mask mandates.


St. Paul schools to require COVID vaccines or testing for staff

The unanimous vote in the state's second-largest district came amid a surge in cases in Ramsey County.


St. Paul's Humboldt High School celebrates remodeling

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was set to showcase two three-story additions, a spiffy new entrance and a relocated career and technical education center.


St. Paul schools exploring vaccine mandate for staff

Board members got their first look at the policy ahead of an expected vote Friday.


St. Paul schools to target learning loss with federal aid

Adding reading, math teachers among steps being pursued.


Mpls., St. Paul school districts, without enough bus drivers, ask parents to drive kids

Buses may run late and in Minneapolis parents are encouraged to drive their kids to school.