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James Walsh

Reporter | St. Paul and Ramsey County
phone: 651-925-5041
James Walsh covers news in St. Paul and Ramsey County.
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St. Paul low-power radio station WEQY seeks to give East Side a voice

St. Paul low-power radio station WEQY seeks to give East Side a voice

Low-power, volunteer-run station mixes music, news and commentary.

St. Paul, Trust for Public Land buy property for new Midway park

A final piece of property needed for a new 5-acre park near the Green Line in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood has been purchased, officials with…

A new St. Paul park is on the verge of reality

Skyline Tower residents among beneficiaries.
Obituary: Paul Savage was unselfish volunteer who made a difference in St. Paul neighborhood

Obituary: Paul Savage was unselfish volunteer who made a difference in St. Paul neighborhood

Paul Savage was one of those people any organization counts itself lucky to have. The person who helps keep everything running, who solves problems, who…
Getting fans to new St. Paul soccer stadium without a car is focus of study

Getting fans to new St. Paul soccer stadium without a car is focus of study

Minnesota United is open to encouraging fans to use transit to get to new field.
St. Paul kicks off its 130th Winter Carnival on Thursday

St. Paul kicks off its 130th Winter Carnival on Thursday

Most of the winter event activities will be in Rice Park.

St. Paul's James J. Hill library is hitting the refresh button

The James J. Hill Center has altered its media but continues as a business library and resource for modern would-be giants of industry.
Vikings fans prep for the big chill, just like the good old days

Vikings fans prep for the big chill, just like the good old days

Vikings fans br-r-r-race for an arctic, retro-style playoff game that conjures warm memories
Obituary: Ray Crippen, 85, chronicled Worthington with respect and diplomacy

Obituary: Ray Crippen, 85, chronicled Worthington with respect and diplomacy

For 35 years at the Worthington Daily Globe, Ray Crippen directed the news and wrote about his hometown with a gentle joy, humor and respect,…
Snow emergencies seem to catch hundreds in Twin Cities by surprise

Snow emergencies seem to catch hundreds in Twin Cities by surprise

Between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, Minneapolis impounded 670 cars. During that same period, 476 cars were towed in St. Paul.
Court says warrant needed for urine test in DWI case

Court says warrant needed for urine test in DWI case

A three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals threw out the conviction of a Minnesota man who refused to submit to a urine test after he was stopped by police on suspicion of drunken driving.
It's been a very good year for St. Paul's Como Dockside

It's been a very good year for St. Paul's Como Dockside

Mel Duncan and Craig Waldron were sitting at a table in front of one of the massive windows at Como Dockside on Christmas Eve, discussing…

Survey to help refine St. Paul snow plowing

Results show residents mostly pleased with service, though expectations are high.

New mayors' report highlights St. Paul's anti-hunger programs

Survey of mayors looks at links between homelessness and hunger in 22 cities.
St. Paul Central student pleads guilty to felony assault on teacher

St. Paul Central student pleads guilty to felony assault on teacher

A 16-year-old St. Paul boy pleaded guilty Friday in juvenile court to injuring a Central High School teacher and an assistant principal in a case…

St. Paul City Council approves $546 million budget

Street repairs and police and fire staffing levels among top priorities.
Suspensions, fights soar in St. Paul high schools in first quarter

Suspensions, fights soar in St. Paul high schools in first quarter

Suspensions were up nearly 60 percent, from 639 to 1,115, with more than three-quarters of the students being black.
St. Paul City Council condemns Trump but doesn't ban him

St. Paul City Council condemns Trump but doesn't ban him

By a 6-1 vote, the council told the outspoken presidential candidate who leads the Republican field that they "condemn" his "anti-Muslim, anti-refugee and anti-immigrant speech."
Anoka man gets 13 years for wife's '97 killing, dismemberment

Anoka man gets 13 years for wife's '97 killing, dismemberment

The judge said he could reduce the sentence if Norman Bachman helps police find the body of his wife, whom the Anoka man killed almost 20 years ago.
Charges filed in double homicide in St. Paul's Uppertown neighborhood

Charges filed in double homicide in St. Paul's Uppertown neighborhood

Third man critically hurt in St. Paul shootings.
2 men dead, 1 critically injured in two separate St. Paul incidents

2 men dead, 1 critically injured in two separate St. Paul incidents

Police had both crime scenes cordoned off as daybreak approached.
St. Paul teachers threatening strike over school violence

St. Paul teachers threatening strike over school violence

The assault last week of a beloved teacher at St. Paul Central has shocked parents, galvanized the union, rattled administrators and is raising troubling questions about student discipline and safety.

Minnesota United picks Mortenson to build St. Paul stadium

Construction will begin in 2016 on the $120 million St. Paul soccer facility.
Charges: Student choked, body slammed teacher at St. Paul Central High

Charges: Student choked, body slammed teacher at St. Paul Central High

Teachers union files request for mediation that could precede strike declaration.
St. Paul woman charged with murder after 4-year-old son says she did it

St. Paul woman charged with murder after 4-year-old son says she did it

Charges say she claimed man slipped and fell on a knife. But boy, 4, said his mother stabbed the man.

Felon kidnapped, chained, sexually assaulted 19-year-old man in St. Paul, charges say

Christina Muedeking heard the knock at the door about 8 o’clock Tuesday night. At first, she said, the young man in the jeans and sweatshirt…
Robert O'Connor, longtime Edina, Minnesota and national hockey coach, had to be on the ice

Robert O'Connor, longtime Edina, Minnesota and national hockey coach, had to be on the ice

To legions of Edina, Minnesota and USA hockey players, coaches and fans, Robert John “Bob” O’Connor was known simply as “O’C,” a walking encyclopedia of…
'Can-do' civilian leaves St. Paul police after 34 years

'Can-do' civilian leaves St. Paul police after 34 years

Amy Brown, who helped the department raise money and update practices, has served 5 chiefs.

St. Paul cook nabs car thief, thanks to running shoes

It was a little past 2 p.m. Saturday and Tyree Drakeford was pulling a double shift at Keys Cafe & Bakery in downtown St. Paul.…

Soil cleanup complete at former Arden Hills munitions plant

Site moves closer to redevelopment, removal from Superfund list.

CenturyLink cable TV approved for St. Paul

City Council members add competitor in market that had belonged to Comcast.
Noecker wins runoff for St. Paul City Council Second Ward seat

Noecker wins runoff for St. Paul City Council Second Ward seat

She edged further ahead of second-place finisher Tobolt in the Monday ballot count.
St. Paul police reservist going strong for nearly 50 years

St. Paul police reservist going strong for nearly 50 years

The longest-serving volunteer officer works busy events, helps direct lost motorists and is just an all-around nice fellow.

Unloaded gun, knife found around St. Paul Central High School

Police and school staff members on Friday recovered two weapons — an unloaded gun and a knife — at or near St. Paul Central High…

St. Paul police seek help in University Av. hit and run that killed woman

The car ran over Antoinette Elizabeth Boxer without slowing down and dragged her 20 feet, police say. She died Wednesday at Regions Hospital.
With team and stadium, St. Paul savors soccer triumph

With team and stadium, St. Paul savors soccer triumph

After months of pursuit, St. Paul landed a Major League Soccer franchise Friday. The team will play at an 18,000-seat stadium to be built in the Midway neighborhood.
St. Paul set to announce today that MLS is coming to town

St. Paul set to announce today that MLS is coming to town

St. Paul gets official word that Major League Soccer is coming to the Midway, according to a Chamber of Commerce e-mail.
Coleman booed at forum on Grand Av. parking plan

Coleman booed at forum on Grand Av. parking plan

Mayor Chris Coleman repeatedly attempted to defend the plan despite often being shouted down.

St. Paul police shoot runaway heifer

Police couldn't corral the animal after it escaped from the fairgrounds.
Catholic Charities raises $23M for St. Paul project to combat homelessness

Catholic Charities raises $23M for St. Paul project to combat homelessness

Officials break ground on project that will replace St. Paul's Dorothy Day Center.
Children's Museum launches $30 million St. Paul expansion

Children's Museum launches $30 million St. Paul expansion

The pro­ject will add space, gal­le­ries, a climb­ing struc­ture and a cafe — all in the name of play.
Frogtown Park, Farm give St. Paul neighborhood needed green space

Frogtown Park, Farm give St. Paul neighborhood needed green space

Frogtown has never had much in the way of parks or green space. Now, crops will sprout.
Planners share vision for St. Paul's Mississippi River Balcony project

Planners share vision for St. Paul's Mississippi River Balcony project

Pedestrian balcony would link area to downtown.
St. Paul NAACP to investigate arrest of 15-year-old boy

St. Paul NAACP to investigate arrest of 15-year-old boy

St. Paul police are reviewing an arrest of a 15-year-old boy who was taken into custody after he said that police disrespected his mother.
St. Paul's Como Dockside revenues better than expected

St. Paul's Como Dockside revenues better than expected

Kicking out the old cafe cost St. Paul $800,000, but the city is getting that back — and then some.
Mackbee a steady hand at the wheel for St. Paul Central High

Mackbee a steady hand at the wheel for St. Paul Central High

It was hard to tell who was more excited by the start of school: the 71-year-old principal for more than two decades or her 500 incoming ninth-graders.

St. Paul City Council approves East Side rezoning for mental health crisis facility

Opponents cited parking concerns, but supporters said it was important to address mental health needs.

Supporters urge St. Paul City Council to approve crisis center's move

Delays have pushed a hearing on the issue until Wednesday, to the dismay of advocates.
St. Paul renews sister-city relationship with Nagasaki

St. Paul renews sister-city relationship with Nagasaki

Ex-Mayor Jim Scheibel's efforts to place a Minnesota sculpture in Nagasaki's Peace Park honored by Japanese visitors.

WEQY on East Side almost on the airwaves

  On Thursday, the broadcast antenna went up. Soon the FM signal will be transmitted throughout the East Side. WEQY is almost on the…
St. Paul rowing coach Miriam Baer has spent years molding champions

St. Paul rowing coach Miriam Baer has spent years molding champions

She is one tough rowing coach, her young charges say. But she gets results – and she cares.
St. Paul man admits killing girlfriend while he held their baby

St. Paul man admits killing girlfriend while he held their baby

Prosecutors to seek 40-year sentence for Dimitri D. Harrell, who shot Samirria White in the face.
St. Paul ready to begin planning for soccer stadium, mayor says

St. Paul ready to begin planning for soccer stadium, mayor says

Mayor Chris Coleman has been aggressive in his pursuit of Major League Soccer. Now it's up to the team and league.
MLS official visits St. Paul Midway area to view potential stadium site

MLS official visits St. Paul Midway area to view potential stadium site

Pro soccer president Abbott meets mayor, tours property.
Amtrak volunteers tell passengers tales in Trails and Rails program

Amtrak volunteers tell passengers tales in Trails and Rails program

Train-loving Twin Cities volunteers add entertainment and information about the Mississippi River area to riders on the rails.
Pro soccer officials plan St. Paul visit to chat up new stadium

Pro soccer officials plan St. Paul visit to chat up new stadium

Mark Abbott will meet Tuesday with Mayor Chris Coleman.

White Bear Lake man arrested in death of family friend

A 21-year-old White Bear Lake man on Friday was charged with second-degree murder following an altercation between the defendant’s brother and a friend of their…
Maplewood funeral home reopens after state probe over decomposing bodies

Maplewood funeral home reopens after state probe over decomposing bodies

Maple Oaks was closed after a state inspection.
Families devastated by plane crashes hours apart in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Families devastated by plane crashes hours apart in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Four people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in a field in Alden Township, Wis., about 50 miles northeast of Minneapolis. Three were killed when a plane went down about 10 miles northeast of Pipestone.
St. Paul Midway site potential touted for more than soccer

St. Paul Midway site potential touted for more than soccer

St. Paul officials and Minnesota United leaders have broader development plans for site.

Files show St. Paul officers feared for their lives before fatal shooting

Investigative files corroborate police officers' statements in shooting.
Officer wants police calls involving people with autism to end safely

Officer wants police calls involving people with autism to end safely

Rob Zink, whose sons have autism, is a leader in helping police colleagues to assess, react.

St. Paul YWCA names new CEO

New leader has a deep history in health care.
Minnesota Children's Museum to open site at Mall of America

Minnesota Children's Museum to open site at Mall of America

Mall and museum officials announced Wednesday that they will open a "pop-up" play space in 4,400 square feet of storefront on the north side of the mall's third level, making the museum's galleries and play spaces available to millions of mall visitors.

St. Paul woman arrested in killing of longtime boyfriend

The relationship between the suspect and the victim apparently had been a rocky one, according to police.
Ramsey County deputy accused of animal cruelty

Ramsey County deputy accused of animal cruelty

A veteran Ramsey County Sheriff's deputy allegedly threw his dog to the ground and struck it repeatedly.
For St. Paul officer, 'routine' encounter quickly escalated

For St. Paul officer, 'routine' encounter quickly escalated

  On any given day on the third floor of St. Paul police headquarters, you are likely to read several incident reports detailing cases of…

Minnesota DNR to launch Operation Dry Water this weekend

State and local patrols will be out in force this weekend to combat boating under the influence.
St. Paul officer turned from crime and now helps kids find direction

St. Paul officer turned from crime and now helps kids find direction

St. Paul Police Explorers helped Pheng Xiong avoid gangs. Now he helps kids who are like he was in his younger days.
St. Paul's Como Park Conservatory celebrates a century

St. Paul's Como Park Conservatory celebrates a century

The St. Paul institution reaches the century mark with high hopes for the future.
Twin Cities newspaper gives homeless a voice, a job and an income

Twin Cities newspaper gives homeless a voice, a job and an income

A newspaper launched by a St. Paul man gives homeless people a voice, and needed income.

Local Catholics express sadness, satisfaction

Shortly after delivering a homily about turning the other cheek, the Rev. Jim Schoenberger asked the 50 souls who had gathered Monday for noon mass…
Maplewood mortuary ordered to stop preparing bodies for burial

Maplewood mortuary ordered to stop preparing bodies for burial

In more than 40 years as a funeral director, E. Peter Vasey estimates he has prepared 5,000 bodies for burial or cremation. His work the…
Former Visitation coach gets six years in prison for repeatedly contacting victim

Former Visitation coach gets six years in prison for repeatedly contacting victim

A Ramsey County district judge sentenced Wilson, 28, to six years in prison for violating probation.
Skateboarder wearing earbuds dies after hitting pickup in St. Paul

Skateboarder wearing earbuds dies after hitting pickup in St. Paul

The incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday at Grand and Fairview avenues.
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