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

Instead of running away, Robert Renning, "with his bare hands -- bent the locked door in half from the top down. The glass shattered and Renning reached in and pulled Johannes to safety," the State Patrol said. (06/30/2014)
Bob Dylan
Sothebys auction house today announced Dylan's handwritten lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" sold at auction for a record $2,045,000. (06/24/2014)
Mudslide below U of M Medical Center
Minnesotans across the state woke up to thunder and torrential rain Thursday that triggered flash flooding and dangerous driving conditions in some places. (06/19/2014)
State Sen. Julianne Ortman urged Republicans to rally around endorsed candidate Mike McFadden in the campaign against incumbent DFL Sen. Al Franken. (06/02/2014)
Toyota's behavior was "shameful" and it "protected its brand ahead of its own customers," U.S. Attorney Eric Holder said. (03/19/2014)
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)