Kevin Duchschere

Reporter | Hennepin County
Phone: 612-673-4455
Kevin Duchschere covers Hennepin County government. He has worked as a reporter and editor for the Star Tribune since 1989, covering St. Paul City Hall, the Minnesota Legislature, other metro counties and numerous stadium campaigns. He was St. Paul bureau chief from 2005 to 2007, and he was a lead reporter on the Coleman-Franken race and recall in 2008 and 2009.

Recent content from Kevin Duchschere

St. Paul broke vet preference law in hiring, state says

If St. Paul awarded Brian Balfanz extra points, he would have been top pick for park position, VA says.

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 08:07 PM

Opus gets inside track on St. Paul's Seven Corners Gateway project

The proposal includes a hotel, market-rate apartments and retail stores surrounding a public plaza.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 07:52 PM

St. Paul Mayor Coleman announces paid parental leave plan for city workers

Mayor Coleman’s plan for city workers would provide paid leave for parents. The capital city would be the second Minnesota...

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 03:58 PM

Two new baby gorillas will be born at Como Zoo

Both Alice and Dara are expecting, making for a festive fall at the zoo’s Gorilla Forest.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 08:08 PM

St. Paul city officials knew Black Bear contract had years to go

St. Paul’s termination of concessionaire led to an $800,000 settlement.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 05:54 AM

Como Zoo's baby zebra has a name

Read more of this blog at startribune.com/local/blogs.The people have spoken, and the name for the Como Zoo’s newest baby zebra...

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 05:46 PM

St. Paul-area food hub project still more dream than reality

Tracy Sides is working on developing a local-food hub on St. Paul's East Side.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 10:02 PM

Cost of Kellogg bridge fixes has St. Paul considering new span

Costly necessary repairs has St. Paul weighing the option of building a new Kellogg Boulevard-3rd Street bridge — conservative estimates run from $30 million to $40 million — that would meet pent-up demand for a more attractive and multifunctional structure.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 11:18 AM

St. Paul looking at regulations for app-based ride companies

City official promises fresh look at taxi regulations as well.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 07:40 PM

Downtown St. Paul bridge needs repairs, will require traffic restrictions

Traffic will be restricted starting next week on the Kellogg Boulevard-3rd Street bridge linking downtown St. Paul with Dayton’s Bluff,...

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 11:13 PM

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