‘I Drive 25’ campaign hits the road

Residents' concerns about traffic speeds on St. Anthony Park streets prompted the District 12 Transportation Committee to launch a campaign to urge drivers to slow down. ... more

World’s largest K’NEX ball machine is an evolving work of art

With 126,285 pieces, Austin Granger’s K’NEX ball machine is Guinness World Records-certified as the largest in the world, quite an accomplishment for a young man who began building machines with the plastic rod-and-connector building system as a child in his … more

Imliwabang Jamir

Luther Seminary graduate heads home to India with donated library

After eight years at Luther Seminary, Imliwabang Jamir has left for home—in the city of Dimapur, state of Nagaland, India—along with his wife and two school-age daughters. While many scholars doubtless go home with crates of books, Jamir and his … more

Members of Murray High School’s Class of 1943: front row, from left, Nora Post-Smeed, Bob Hagen, Don
Stevenson and Raleigh Nelson; back row, Dick Evans, Jim Manderfeld, Henry Ernst and Dean

Murray class of ’43 holds 73-year reunion

The Murray High School Class of 1943 recently held a 73-year reunion at Rudy’s Redeye Grill in White Bear Lake and had a respectable turnout, especially since most of the attendees are 91 years old this year. Eight grads were … more

Como Park Senior High
School Marine Corp JROTC
color guard at the opening
ceremonies at Langford Park.
Photo by Lori Hamilton

Fourth of July reprise

The 69th annual Fourth in the Park celebration in St. Anthony Park included a parade down Como Avenue, a patriotic program at the Langford Park bandshell, music, kids activities and an Instagram scavenger hunt. The winner of the scavenger hunt … more

Art, kids play space, music, food part of Summer Blowout

We all need a little blowout to remind us that there’s a lot of summer left come August. And Summer Winter Studio’s second annual Summer Winter Summer Blowout on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Vandalia Tower should help. The event has … more

Studio on Fire to host grand opening and print fair July 29

Studio on Fire, a craft letterpress printer that recently opened at 825 Carleton St. in South St. Anthony, will host a family-friendly grand opening on Friday, July 29, from 1 to 7 p.m. “A Print Fair” is part of the … more

HealthPartners purchase of seminary land finalized

HealthPartners signed the final agreement to purchase land from Luther Seminary on July 14. The land, which is across the street and on the north side of HealthPartners Como Clinic, will be the new location for the Como Clinic. It … more

Lake Como part of watershed district grant project

The Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) has received a $1.76 million grant from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources to improve water quality in Lake Como in Como Regional Park and Lake McCarrons in Roseville. The funds, made … 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