These kids rock - Murray Rock Band gives young musicians the freedom to shake it up.

Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation hosts annual State of the Park Dec. 1

The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation will host State of the Park: Building Community in a Time of Change on Thursday, Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Park Elementary School, 2180 Knapp St. The foundation’s annual community gathering will … more

St. Paul is saying good buy to the blue bins.

Recycling carts are coming to St. Paul homes

St. Paul is saying “goodbye blue bins, hello recycling carts.” No more soggy bags, no more cans and newspapers blowing down the street on windy days. That’s the “how” of the changes coming to the city’s recycling program, along with … more


Ho, ho, ho: Here’s your December shopping and fun guide

    SHOP HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, St. Anthony Park’s annual celebration in the business district along Como Avenue, will be held Saturday, Dec. 3. The day’s activities will include strolling carolers; reindeer-pulled sleigh rides and Santa photo-ops at Sunrise … more

Marla Spivak, Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department
of Entomology, stands in front of the Bee and Pollinator Research Lab
at the University of Minnesota. Photos by Patrick O’Leary, University
of Minnesota

Bee Lab opens on St. Paul campus

  The University of Minnesota’s new, state-of-the-art Bee and Pollinator Research Lab celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 29. After a multi-year fundraising campaign and building construction, the new facility, a part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural … more


What’s cooking in these dark days of winter?

We love stories. We love food. We love audience participation. We put out a call to our readers, asking for special holiday and winter recipes and the stories that make those recipes so heartwarming. We’re sharing some of them here, … more

HealthPartners hosts ‘conversation on gun violence’

HealthPartners will host “Gun Violence as a Health Issue: The Conversation” Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7–8:30 p.m., at the Como Clinic, 2500 Como Ave.  In October, the clinic held a discussion about how gun violence affects our communities and lives. This discussion … more


Stairway to kindness

Need a few kind words after an emotional election year? Climb the stairs on the Luther Seminary Campus at Como and Buford avenues and read the affirming quotes written in colored chalk all the way to the stop of the … more

Andy Rockwood, far left, and Jeremy Barta (not pictured) lead the Murray Rock Band twice a week after school. Photo by Mike Krivit

These kids rock

Practice for the Murray Rock Band begins not with a bang, but with many overlapping whispers. “Let’s put devices away,” says Andy Rockwood. He and Jeremy Barta, the pair of 20-something rock-‘n’-roll instructors, are both in bands that play around … more


Share your warm winter recipes, please

We love stories. We love food. We love audience participation. As we head into the dark days of winter, let’s light a fire and share some of our favorite holiday and winter recipes. Send us instructions on how to make … more

Drivers’ persistence thwarts police efforts to stop summer street racing

As the warm months that see a surge in street racing draw to a close, did the large-scale sting operations designed to curtail the activity (“Fast, furious and fined,” July Park Bugle) have the desired effect? Sort of, says Sgt. … more