Julie Glowka, left, and Cindy Thrasher in the back seat. Ryan and Blaine Thrasher are in the front.

The Fourth in the Park 2014

Miss the parade? Here are a few scenes from the July 4 celebration in St. Anthony Park. ... more
St. Anthony Park resident Pat Thompson created this map to show "that just about everyone in north St. Anthony Park is within a 15-minute walk of a bus that connects to the Raymond Avenue Green Line Station."

How to get to the Green Line

As the METRO Green Line opened on June 14, some bus-service enhancements also began that are intended to strengthen connections to the light-rail line. Como Park residents can access a new route, Route 83, to get to the Green Line. … more

Murray Middle School’s year of transition saw many challenges

Murray Middle School’s nearly 900 students dispersed for summer break earlier this month, allowing the school a chance to catch its breath after a year that saw seismic changes across St. Paul Public Schools. As it transitioned from a grade … more

Eileen Slagle and David Donch (Park Bugle photo by Kristal Leebrick)

Two longtime Murray teachers retire

Two Murray Middle School teachers with a combined tenure of more than 50 years in St. Paul Public Schools retired from teaching in June. Spanish teacher David Donch and special-education teacher Eileen Slagle both spent the bulk of their careers … more

This is a rendering of the Bell Museum’s proposed facility on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.

New Bell Museum: A tale of tenacity

Rep. Alice Hausman was understandably upbeat after the 2014 session of the Minnesota Legislature. After a 10-year struggle, funding for a new Bell Museum of Natural History—and planetarium—was finally secured. “There’s a sense of enormous relief and such joy,” Hausman, … more

Emily L. Taylor and her award-winning watercolor

Como artist’s work chosen for state fair poster

Having a deep fondness for the traditions of the Minnesota State Fair, Emily L. Taylor created a watercolor that celebrates them with all the exuberance of American folk art. The Como resident’s entry recently was selected as the fair’s 2014 … more

The congregation from St. Anthony Park United Methodist Church lays the cornerstone for the new church at 2200 Hillside Ave. in 1911.

Celebrating 125 years of ‘radical hospitality’

St. Anthony Park United Methodist Church member Clayton Helmer says, “Everyone in St. Anthony Park has been in this building.” That’s probably a bit of an exaggeration, but not much. The church, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, … more

Bugle wins three Page One awards

The Park Bugle received three Page One Awards from the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MN SPJ) at its May awards banquet. Editor Kristal Leebrick received first place for headline writing and second place for an editorial entitled “Uncle,” published … more

Mary Mergenthal (Photo by Paula Carter)

Mary Mergenthal to be honored at Welsh festival

Anyone who meets longtime St. Anthony Park resident Mary (Margaret Morris) Mergenthal finds out pretty quickly that she’s Welsh, and if you have known her for some length of time, you know that she is deeply involved in the Welsh … more

Celebrate your independents in July

The Metro Independent Business Alliance (MetroIBA) wants you to celebrate your independent locally owned businesses throughout July and has created a month-long promotion to encourage Twin Cities residents to do just that. Twenty-five Twin Cities merchants are participating in the … more


You have entered the Creative Enterprise zone

Internationally renowned photographer Alec Soth, who works out of a studio on Raymond Avenue, unveiled a billboard on June 3 with a cropped image from a photo he took near Red Wing, Minn. The billboard—a collaborative effort of Forecast for … more