Walker Orenstein

Staff Writer at MinnPost

@walkerorenstein

Walker Orenstein reports on the state Legislature for MinnPost, with a particular focus on covering issues affecting Greater Minnesota. Prior to that coverage area, he reported on the environment and workforce issues. Before coming to MinnPost in 2018, Orenstein spent two years as the state government and politics reporter for The (Tacoma) News Tribune in Washington, where he helped lead aggressive work scrutinizing the behavior of elected officials, cultural problems at state agencies and failings of the local mental health system. Before that, he covered the Washington state Capitol as a contract reporter for the Associated Press.

A graduate of the University of Washington, Orenstein grew up in St. Paul.