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

Dec. 18: Hennepin and Ramsey counties pass budgets

Hennepin plans 7.5 percent annual raises for many workers, while Ramsey holds the line on property tax collections.

Updated: December 22, 2013, - 08:47 PM

New plans for St. Paul's Dorothy Day Center for homeless

Dorothy Day Center would be replaced by three new buildings.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 12:01 AM

Ford to preserve pieces of St. Paul assembly plant

Features of the historic facade will be saved before the assembly building in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood comes down.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 09:14 PM

Dec. 14, 2013: Como Zoo's orangutans pull in $66K jackpot

Como orangutan Jaya enjoys the usual monkey business on his birthday, draws $66K donation.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 06:17 PM

Twin Cities snow plowing would be fine except for cars, temps ...

The perception — at least in St. Paul — that Minneapolis does a better job with winter street clearing ignores the fact that both cities struggle with the same obstacles every time snow flies and temperatures plunge: hundreds of miles of streets lined with parked cars.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 10:07 PM

St. Paul beat: Boyhood buddies rebooting Serlin's

Of all the recent changes in the Payne-Phalen district on St. Paul’s East Side — new businesses, spruced-up commercial corridors,...

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 06:33 PM

St. Paul approves a no-drama budget that holds line on tax levy

City Council President Kathy Lantry said that the budget process “went very, very well.”

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 10:26 PM

St. Paul to get more plows, new leadership to manage snow removal

Mayor Chris Coleman, responding to a chorus of complaints about slick and bumpy city streets following last week’s storm, is doubling the city’s use of salt and sand, speeding up the purchase of new trucks and shaking up management of its street maintenance division.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 05:31 AM

Even after 50 years, St. Paul wrestles with Thompson murder for hire

T. Eugene Thompson’s coldblooded plot to kill his wife, Carol, rattled St. Paul’s sense of innocence.

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 11:59 PM

St. Paul ousts Como Pavilion food, beverage vendor

Black Bear Crossings responds with a lawsuit and claims racial discrimination by city of St. Paul.

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 07:36 PM

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