Photo by Becky Kapell

It’s time to hit the road

Last month, we asked readers to tell us about their favorite close-to-home summer jaunts. We wanted to hear about things to do in the city, or day trips, or places you can get to in a day’s drive. Here are their stories. ... more

Fast, furious and fined

In early May, some St. Anthony Park residents south of Como Avenue got a wake-up call—literally—that the street-racing season was underway. In the early hours of Saturday, May 7, dozens and dozens of highperformance cars moved through the neighborhood in … more

Raymond Ave. project (probably) won’t start until 280 project ends

There is one bright spot in the dark cloud of 2016 summer road work: The Raymond Avenue reconstruction project between Como Avenue and Energy Park Drive probably won’t begin until the Highway 280 reconstruction project ends. That is, if the … more


Take a book. Leave a book. Remake a book.

Have you ever walked past a Little Free Library, those house-shaped boxes along sidewalks filled with books? If so, did you look inside? They’re often filled with books, and if you look at enough of them, you’ll see some of … more

Levi Stugelmeyer at Summer Winter Studios in the Vandalia Tower, 550 Vandalia St. Photo by Kristal

Summer Winter Summer Blowout set for August

If you haven’t visited Vandalia Tower, the former-mattress-factory-turned-creativity-hub at 550 Vandalia St., put Saturday, Aug. 6, on your calendar. Summer Winter Studios and several other tenants are throwing a party in the plaza next to Lake Monster Brewing. The Summer … more

Como’s got a whole month of fun planned for July

The Como Park neighborhood will celebrate its seventh annual Como Fest each weekend in July with a variety of events, including a movie night, art fair, ice cream social, a 5K walk and run, outdoor games, camping under the stars … more

Solar charging station, public art part of Hampden Park renovation

Tiny Hampden Park at the corner of Hampden and Raymond avenues in south St. Anthony Park will be the first St. Paul city park to have a solar-powered charging station for park users to charge their phones or other small … more

Feedback sought on JOTP tennis court resurfacing

Joy of the People (JOTP), the nonprofit youth program located at South St. Anthony Rec Center, received a $48,000 grant from U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings to cover half the cost of resurfacing the center’s tennis courts with a … more

USPS aims to open Como Ave. post office in late September

The U.S. Postal Service is planning to award a contract in late June or early July to begin construction at its new site at 2309 Como Ave., according to USPS spokesperson Pete Nowacki, “provided bids come in within our budget.” … more


We’re tooting our horn (again)

The Park Bugle received two Page One Awards from the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MN SPJ) at its June 15 awards banquet. The Bugle received second place for Best Issue for its November 2015 edition, and editor Kristal Leebrick … more

Block nurse founders named Spirit of the Park recipients

It all started with an article in the Bugle and a meeting in Jo Anne Rohricht’s St. Anthony Park home. Thirty-five years later, the St. Anthony Park Block Nurse Program (now St. Anthony Park Area Seniors) has been replicated throughout … more