Reporter | St. Paul and St. Paul Neighborhoods

"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.


Meet the St. Paul Winter Carnival's two-time pandemic queen

Kirstin Knutson's reign ends Jan. 28. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, she wore the St. Paul festival's crown for two years.


St. Paul officials say it's time to get the lead out of city's pipes

Members of the St. Paul Board of Water Commissioners meeting are calling for an aggressive 10-year plan to replace all lead pipes on public or private property at an estimated cost of $220 million.


St. Paul building once poised to be a COVID morgue sold to trucking company

Soldier Trucking, which employs veterans and inner-city residents, expects to provide 140 jobs in St. Paul.


Meet the St. Paul diner pro who's pinching pennies to get her restaurant through COVID

Kris Masanz has yet to fully reopen Neighborhood Cafe.


Who ran for St. Paul mayor wearing a frog costume? This guy.

Abu Nayeem is just a regular guy — who ran for City Council and mayor as the Frogtown Crusader.


Explosion levels Minneapolis garage, sends man to hospital with serious injuries

Fire crews extinguished New Year's blaze. Cause still being investigated.


Work could begin soon to bring St. Paul's Phalen Creek back to the surface

Restoring portions of the creek, which once coursed through Swede Hollow, is seen as ecologically and spiritually beneficial.


Winter Carnival button artist gives fresh take on longtime St. Paul festival

Kevin Cannon welcomed the challenge of creating a new look for 136th Carnival.


Hungry squirrels play Grinch to park display in St. Paul

Marauding tree rodents dim holiday lights in Mears Park.


Low-power St. Paul radio station tunes into the heart of Frogtown

Started a few years ago to provide "hyperlocal" programming, St. Paul's Frogtown Community Radio is also giving its neighborhood a bigger voice in local issues.