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.

Interim University of Minnesota President Jeff Ettinger to take over June 10

Regents approved his employment agreement Friday, including several measures to avoid conflicts of interest.

U regents to meet to finalize details of presidential transition

Current President Joan Gabel is leaving to take another job. Former Hormel CEO Jeff Ettinger will serve as interim president.

Final Minnesota competitor exits in fifth round of National Spelling Bee

Eighth-grader Maximus Katsoulis was the last Minnesota student remaining in the competition after four others made mistakes in earlier rounds.

St. Paul schools get $52M boost from state, still face budget gap

The state's second-largest district is projected to still come up short on the budget front, requiring it to use rainy-day funds to fill a looming deficit.

St. Paul surveys reveal student, staff concerns about school safety

The school board heard a summary of survey results and conversations with unnamed staff, students and families around safety issues.

St. Paul's new East African elementary school gets community's blessing

The magnet school will open in the fall.

Mark Lodge, high school hockey archivist who officiated 6,000-plus games, dies at 70

History of St. Paul's Johnson High School was a passion.

Minnesota's U.S. Presidential Scholars named

Two Maple Grove students are among 161 honored nationwide.

East African-focused elementary school to open in St. Paul this fall

Frogtown area school to be districtwide magnet.

Sheriff's deputy shot and killed in western Wisconsin

It's the third death of a law enforcement officer in western Wisconsin in a month.