Paul Tosto

Web Editor
Minnesota Public Radio
ptosto@mpr.org


Paul Tosto is a Web Editor for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.

Paul Tosto Feature Archive

Toyota's behavior was "shameful" and it "protected its brand ahead of its own customers," U.S. Attorney Eric Holder said. (03/19/2014)
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Internal financial reports show the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for years spent millions of dollars dealing with clergy misconduct. It created a system that allowed church leaders to remove priests accused of misconduct without attracting attention. But it also left the church vulnerable to embezzlement. (01/23/2014)
Gov. Mark Dayton will not order Minnesota's public schools closed on Tuesday and will leave the decision to individual superintendents. (01/06/2014)
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Dec. 17 that Archbishop John Nienstedt voluntarily 'stepped aside from all public ministry' while police investigate a claim that he touched a boy on the buttocks in 2009, an allegation the archbishop denies. (12/17/2013)
The firm was one of three finalists from submissions around the world. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in 2015 and end in 2016. (10/04/2013)
A 15-year-old girl missing since Saturday has been found after a 911 caller saw her picture on the news, police said. (09/11/2013)
Customer names, credit card numbers, phone numbers and other data were at "high risk of compromise" after Midwest Supplies LCC found malicious software on its servers. (09/03/2013)
The Twin Cities and southern Minnesota suffered under scorching heat and humidity Monday, creating misery from the Minnesota State Fair to Minneapolis public schools. (08/26/2013)
A look at some of the basics of the new law. (05/17/2013)
The Minnesota Senate Monday voted to legalize same-sex marriage, sending the measure to Gov. Mark Dayton, who plans to sign it into law in a ceremony Tuesday evening. The Senate's 37-30 vote came three days after the House also approved the legislation allowing same-sex couples to be legally married in the state. (05/13/2013)
Six months after Minnesotans rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, the Minnesota House Thursday made an historic turn, voting to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. (05/09/2013)
Read this MPR News Primer on efforts to ban and allow same-sex marriage in Minnesota (05/01/2013)
This maps shows counts by county of currently valid permits from applications received May 2003 to December 2012 and valid on or before December 2012. MPR News calculated the number of permits per 1,000 residents. (04/24/2013)
The Second Amendment preserves the right of Americans to own guns. State and federal laws regulate that use and ownership. A spate of mass shootings in Minnesota and across the country have lawmakers mulling new gun laws. But what are the rules now? How does Minnesota regulate firearms? (03/11/2013)
There's no doubt Minnesota's seen a big jump in the number of handgun permits issued by county sheriffs. But where are those guns? (03/06/2013)