First-grader Ayla Bornsztein takes her turn on the skills track at the St. Anthony Park Elementary School Bike Rodeo Sept. 18.

Back-to-school bike rodeo

St. Anthony Park Elementary School held a back-to-school bike rodeo Sept. 18. The event was part of a larger Safe Routes to School Program aimed at helping students who live within 2 miles of the school learn to walk and bike safely to and from school. ... more

FarmHouse Fraternity outlines new building project

The University of Minnesota FarmHouse Fraternity is planning to construct a new three-story home to replace the 1960s-era building at 1505 Cleveland Ave., across from the St. Paul Campus. FarmHouse representatives attended the Sept. 3 Land Use Committee meeting to … more

Luther senior housing update

Preliminary site plans and renderings of the proposed senior housing complex to be built on the Luther Seminary campus will be presented at a community forum on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Olson Campus Center, 1490 Fulham St., in Room 148. … more

Members of the Murray Class of 1965 and guests gathered at Murray Middle School Sept. 11 to give a
$22,000 gift to Murray, $20,000 of which will go to the Murray program with the University of Minnesota
Raptor Center. Half of that gift came from a match from the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation.

Good program, good school, good class

They came from Colorado, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut, New Mexico, California, Arizona, North Dakota, New York, Alaska and, of course, various cities in Minnesota. Ninety of the 218 graduates of the Murray High School Class of 1965 gathered in St. … more

The proposed Ward 4 Green Line Commercial Development District would extend along University Avenue to Snelling Avenue and north on Snelling a half block east and west to Englewood Avenue and one block west of Snelling to I 94. It would extend several blocks north and south, starting at Aldine Street and include former industrial sites that are being converted for mixed-use redevelopment, including the area on Prior Avenue, where Can Can Wonderland is opening an
indoor mini-golf course and
entertainment venue in a former can factory. The area would include south St. Anthony Park, from Transfer Road to the Minneapolis border and I 94 to Pierce Butler Route. The section stretching east from Snelling to Lexington on the map at left is in Ward 1 and would be included in the district.

Green Line development district could bring more liquor licenses to area

Current and potential restaurant owners along the Green Line in St. Paul may see changes in the city’s liquor ordinance if a proposed Ward 4 Green Line Commercial Development District comes to fruition. Ward 4 City Councilmember Russ Stark’s office … more

District 12 ADU Task Force to present draft proposal Oct. 5

A District 12 task force that has been exploring neighborhood zoning changes that would allow additional dwelling units (ADUs) to be built on single-family lots in St. Anthony Park will present a draft recommendation on the issue at a public … more

Raymond Ave. project to last through mid-November

The Energy Park Drive intersection on Raymond Avenue is expected to be closed through mid-November, which is the projected time frame for the completion of the project. Eastbound Energy Park Drive is shut down between Everett Court and 250 feet … more

Como/Front/Dale intersection slated for upgrade

The planning process has barely begun, but it appears the area around the busy intersection at Como and Front avenues and Dale Street will receive some economic stimulus and possibly a modest facelift starting next year. The area is one … more

A winning poem from a past contest.

St. Paul’s Sidewalk Poetry Contest deadline is Oct. 16

The St. Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest is taking submissions through Friday, Oct. 16. Winning poems will be stamped in city sidewalks and their writers will receive $100 each. Entry fee is $3. The contest guidelines are listed below: * You … more

The home Cary Warren built on West Como Boulevard. Photos courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.

Warrendale was suburban dream in 1885

  When residential lots went on sale in a “beautiful suburban village” adjacent to Lake Como in 1885, prospective buyers were assured that “not just anybody” would be allowed in. Building permits in Warrendale would not be issued for homes … more

Trio con Brio Copenhagen: Soo-Jin Hong, violin; Soo-Kyung Hong, cello; and Jens Elvekjaer, piano.

Trio con Brio Copenhagen returns to Music in the Park Series

Trio con Brio Copenhagen will make a welcome return to Music in the Park Series on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave. A preconcert discussion will begin at 3 … more