Reporter | St. Paul and St. Paul Neighborhoods

James Walsh is a reporter covering St. Paul and its neighborhoods. He has had myriad assignments in nearly 30 years at the Star Tribune, including federal courts and St. Paul schools.

"A St. Paul native, Walsh lives in St. Paul with his wife and two cats. He has two adult children. He graduated from the College of St. Thomas, where he was named the top journalism graduate by the Society of Professional Journalists, before beginning his career with stops at the Mankato Free Press and the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Walsh has covered local government, local schools, local and federal courts and even spent some time writing about farming and medical technology. A former college football player and semi-pro coach, he enjoys reading history and following the Vikings, Gophers and Tommies.


Hudson imposes curfew to tamp down late-night rowdiness

City hopes to makes crossing border less appealing to subset of Minnesotans causing trouble after 10 p.m.


Ellison sues gym defying state order to close for four weeks

Attorney General Keith Ellison says the gym remains open despite a state order to close to prevent COVID-19 spread.


38 COVID-19 deaths, 6,423 new infections reported in Minnesota

While daily COVID-19 case numbers have leveled off in recent days, the surge may be far from over — especially with Thanksgiving approaching.


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Along with the specials came concerns that such last gasp promotions could attract too many thirsty customers and turn into potential virus superspreader events.


Record 7,228 new COVID-19 cases reported in Minnesota

Daily case count in state tops 7,200


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High COVID-19 rates in Martin County cut into sports season, classes, so they made a video.


Twin Cities area youth sports coaches add COVID-19 protocols to daily routines

They now forced to do more than manage lineups and the X's and O's to keep players on the field and the virus at bay.


Minnesota's Andy Slavitt: An influential voice on COVID-19

The former Obama health care official takes on coronavirus fight from his Edina home.


Trump's call not to fear COVID hurts those ill and in mourning

Trump's tweet — "Don't be afraid of Covid" — strikes some as reckless and disrespectful, seemingly downplaying the severity of a pandemic that continues to spread.


Minn. health officials hope for no virus spike after Labor Day

After seeing Minnesota's COVID-19 case numbers jump following Memorial Day and July 4th, state officials hope to avoid a repeat after this holiday weekend.