A rendering of the southwest view of the building.

New Bell will be gateway to St. Paul campus

When ground finally was broken for a new Bell Museum of Natural Science and Planetarium recently, it was a time for celebration, but also reflection on a long journey and repeated setbacks along the way. ... more
The Fruits of Our Labor by Emily Gray Koehler

St. Anthony Park Arts Festival guide

The 47th annual St. Anthony Park Arts Festival will be held Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will include 75 artists, music, food and a kids activity tent sponsored by the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation. … more

Gus Smith

Community fundraiser for Gus Smith is June 5

A benefit for 12-year-old Gus Smith of Falcon Heights will be held Sunday, June 5, 12-4 p.m., at Joy of the People, 890 Cromwell Ave., St. Anthony Park. Gus has been diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma. All proceeds from … more

Chief John Ohl

After 30 years, Lauderdale and Falcon Heights police chief retires

Technically, the City of Lauderdale doesn’t have its own police department. Most of the time, that doesn’t much matter because the small suburb is the kind of place that largely polices itself. Everybody seems to recognize everybody, and if you’re … more

A drawing of the lighthouse, courtesy Alchemy Architects.

OUTINGS: Check out Alchemy Architects’ lightHouse at Northern Spark in June

Through the months of March, April and May, Geoffrey Warner and the folks at Alchemy Architects, 856 Raymond Ave., St. Anthony Park, burrowed into a warehouse at the University of Minnesota’s Reuse Center to build a one-room roving hotel that … more

Scorebook from the second season at Midway Stadium. Author’s collection

First Midway Stadium was a field of dreams

  Sixty years ago, the City of St. Paul spent $2 million to build a ballpark on north Snelling Avenue in hopes of attracting a major league baseball team. Walter O’Malley praised the city’s progressiveness and his sentiments have a … more

Fourth in the Park adds new events this year

The organizers of St. Anthony Park’s annual Independence Day celebration, the Fourth in the Park, are cooking up a few new activities for this year. “This will be the 69th anniversary and we’re looking forward to growing the event by … more

Park B4 Dark returns this summer

The annual Park B4 Dark series returns on the third Thursday of each summer month—June 16, July 21 and Aug. 18—to the Como Avenue retail district in St. Anthony Park. This is the event’s sixth year and will include sidewalk … more

SAP Foundation grants more than $43,000 to local groups

There were many smiling faces at the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation’s Spring Reveal on May 19, and at least 24 of them belonged to the representatives from the 24 causes supported by the foundation’s $43,000 in 2016 grant awards. … more

Pastor Whitney Sheridan of Centennial United Methodist Church, St. Anthony Park Campus

Everything’s new at the old church on Hillside Avenue

Just three days after St. Anthony Park United Methodist Church (UMC) merges with Centennial UMC of Roseville on June 1, Pastor Whitney Sheridan will lead her new congregation in its first community-service activity: Parishioners will host a diaper-changing station near … more


Local alt-country band to host album release show at Barely Bros.

With the release of their second album, Whiskey Soaked Heart, alt-country band Footfall will play a free show Saturday, June 11, 3-5 p.m., at Barely Brothers Records, 783 Raymond Ave. Footfall is Jim Christiansen, Debbie Cushman, six hard-working guitars and … more