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James Walsh

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Twin Cities, MN, United States

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Past articles by James:

Mall of America locked down, chaotic after gunfire

The Mall of America was placed on lockdown Thursday after shots were fired on the second floor. The Bloomington Police Department, who described what happened as an "isolated incident," said they were looking for a suspect who fled on foot. Later, police had reportedly surrounded a Best Western hotel near the mall. → Read More

National Night Out, Night to Unite block parties return

Nearly 200 Minnesota communities were expected to participate. → Read More

Meet the vegan chef who wants to make St. Paul healthier, one meal at a time

Colin Anderson's passion is building community through shared meals and a vegan food shelf. → Read More

Meet the St. Paul resident who fought City Hall and won

Simon Taghioff challenged street assessments and won. Now, he's working to make his adopted city more vibrant. → Read More

St. Paul's last clock repair shop is still ticking

After half a century, House of Clocks on the far East Side is still trying to hold back time. → Read More

After two years of COVID cancellations, Minnesotans eager to resume 'normal' July 4th fun this weekend

Most of the usual holiday festivities are back on this year. → Read More

Anti-Semitic fliers left near more than a dozen homes in St. Paul's Highland Park

Messages blaming Jews for gun control measures were left near St. Paul's Talmud Torah school. → Read More

St. Paul's building association names new president

Tina Gassman replaces Joe Spartz at the helm of the commercial building organization. → Read More

St. Paul City Council approves Hillcrest plan

Proposal seeks to add 1,000 jobs and nearly 1,000 new units of housing at former East Side golf course. → Read More

Did the Twin Cities population grow or shrink during the pandemic?

Two new datasets showing city-level population estimates give quite different results. → Read More

Circus Juventus keeps flying through years of COVID disruptions

St. Paul circus arts school found a way to stay connected to kids through pandemic restrictions. → Read More

100-year-old St. Paul home demolished despite efforts to save it

A crew on Friday demolished a house in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood after efforts to save it failed. → Read More

St. Paul neighbors object to county plan to cut down 160 trees along Cleveland Av.

Residents of St. Anthony Park are balking at a Ramsey County plan to rebuild Cleveland Avenue — and cut down 160 trees. → Read More

Fletcher sounds alarm on jail crowding, asks Ramsey County Board to help find solutions

Sheriff blames COVID courts backlog, number of mental illness cases for filling jail beds. → Read More

Nina's owner seeks to build community at St. Paul shop

It's never been about coffee, June Berkowitz said, but bringing people together. → Read More

Eagle 'ambassadors' come to Science Museum

Birds make a stop in St. Paul to promote new $27 million center in Wabasha. → Read More

Awesome Foundation begins planting seeds in St. Paul

New St. Paul chapter awarding monthly $1,000 grants for ideas that solve problems or bring joy. → Read More

On St. Paul's Snelling Avenue, city and owner hope old building can find new life

But much has to happen for onetime car showroom-turned-fan store to become "Little Africa" center. → Read More

St. Paul Port Authority seeks housing suggestions for former Hillcrest Golf Course

Area residents are being sought for a housing working group as 1,000 units are planned for the site. → Read More

Twin Cities area diners warned about bad oysters from Canada

Travail's report prompted health officials to warn Minnesotans about oysters from Deep Bay 14-8 in British Columbia. → Read More