Reporter | St. Paul City Hall

Katie Galioto is a reporter covering St. Paul City Hall for the Star Tribune. She previously covered the Duluth/Superior region while based in the paper’s bureau Up North.

Galioto was born and raised in the Twin Cities' southwest suburbs. She was an intern at the Star Tribune in 2018 after she graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in political science. She reported as an intern for the Chicago Tribune and POLITICO before returning to her hometown paper full-time. She enjoys traveling, good music, good restaurants and her good dog, Tucker.

Downtown St. Paul property values down, residential values up

Four takeaways from this year's Ramsey County Assessor's report.

St. Paul proposal would allow cannabis businesses throughout commercial corridors

Larger businesses would be limited to areas zoned for industrial uses, and retailers could not be within 300 feet of a school.

St. Paul is considering a switch to one-sided winter parking rules

Changes are likely years away, but a pilot in some St. Paul neighborhoods could start next winter.

St. Paul leaders have high hopes for lackluster 5th Street

A trip down 5th Street spotlights many of the struggles downtowns have experienced across the country even before the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New surface parking lots in St. Paul would have to make room for EV chargers under proposed ordinance

The proposal aims to bring St. Paul closer to meeting climate policy targets and projected market demand for electric vehicles.

St. Paul council members condemn decision not to charge officer who killed Yia Xiong

Three council members said they were "deeply disturbed" by prosecutors' determination that deadly force was justified in the 2023 shooting.

6 takeaways from St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter's State of the City address

Mayor wants a renovated arena, more downtown housing and a new approach to snow plowing.

St. Paul City Council passes resolution calling for cease-fire in Gaza

After avoiding the issue for a month, the council unanimously approved a resolution calling for an end to the fighting and U.S. military aid to Israel.

Up above the St. Paul skyways, an abandoned city park gathers fines and dust

The old Town Square Park turned from an asset to an eyesore, and there's no end in sight.

St. Paul picks one trash hauler to replace five, while dipping its toe in the garbage business

The city wants FCC Environmental to take over hauling, but will also make a first foray into municipally-run collections.