Section champs: Como Park High School's boys socccer team

Como Cougars boys soccer heading to state!

For the third consecutive year, the Como Park Senior High School boys soccer team is headed to the state tournament. ... more
From left, Steve Mars, Scott Mars, Jack Reibel and head chef Billy Ring in the shiny new Paddy Shack kitchen. (Photo by Roger Bergerson}

Paddy Shack opens at Half Time Rec

The Half Time Rec is taking a big step up from toaster oven pizza. The new Paddy Shack at the Rec opened Oct. 20, adding food service to the popular south Como bar. Now customers can order walleye and Irish … more

The flip side of the ballot

They are among the “other” races. They are the candidates who rarely have name recognition and hardly ever turn up in campaign literature. Yet, if you work your way through the major federal and state races at the top of … more


Como Park bridge project underway

After several delays, work has begun on the footbridge project near the Historic Streetcar Station in Como Park. First, LS Black Constructors of Maplewood will clear vegetation from around the bridge and lay a bituminous bicycle trail that will follow … more

Murky though the newspaper reproduction was, one gets a sense of the “high-class” vaudeville theater planned for the St. Anthony Park site. (Minnesota Historical Society)

Community says no to amusement park—in 1904

  A century ago, St. Anthony Park residents were up in arms over promoters’ plans for an elaborate amusement park near what is now the junction of Como Avenue and Highway 280. At a mass meeting in August 1904 in … more

Roger Bergerson

Bugle writer honored for Ramsey County history story

Bugle writer Roger Bergerson was given an honorable mention for a story he wrote for the Ramsey County Historical Society’s Ramsey County History magazine. Awards were announced at the society’s annual meeting Oct. 16. The article, “At Home and Abroad, … more

Khanh Tran in his Frame by Frame gallery in the Dow Building on University Avenue. (Photo by Kristal Leebrick)

Frame by Frame opens in Dow Building

When industrial supplier Fastenal vacated the storefront in the Dow Building, 2242 University Ave., Khanh Tran moved his frame shop out of a quiet corner of the building and into the space. He also expanded his business to include an … more

Bettye Olson, 91, will open her studio during the Do the Dow art crawl. Olson is shown here with a painting from her early years (the 1940s) to one she painted in 2014 (right). (Photo by Kristal Leebrick)

Do the Dow on Nov. 14-15

You can still catch some fall color in November at the annual Do the Dow art crawl in the Dow Building, 2242 University Ave. Nearly 30 artists will open their studios 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, and noon-6 p.m. Saturday, … more

An untitled oil painting by St. Anthony Park resident Karlyn Eckman

Open house at 2010 Artblok in November

A loosely knit cooperative of artists calling themselves 2010 Artblok will host an open house and sale at their studios in the General Mills Research Labs, 2010 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, on Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22. Many … more


Gibbs wraps up anniversary year with pioneer Halloween

Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life will wrap up its 65th anniversary year with Gibbs Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Ramsey County museum, located at 2097 W. Larpenteur Ave., will give visitors a peek of Halloween celebrations of … more

New Lyrebird Youth Choir will perform hits from ’50s, ’60s, ’70s

Chanson Voice and Music Academy is looking to bring a taste of the oldies to the neighborhood and area youth. The music school at 795 Raymond Ave. launched the Lyrebird Youth Choir this fall for sixth- to eighth-graders, who will … more