Photo by Becky Kapell

It’s time to hit the road

Last month, we asked readers to tell us about their favorite close-to-home summer jaunts. We wanted to hear about things to do in the city, or day trips, or places you can get to in a day’s drive. Here are their stories. ... 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 Aug. 6

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 Luther Seminary land is 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 Capitol Region 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


Take a book. Leave a book. Remake a book.

Have you ever walked past a Little Free Library, those house-shaped boxes along sidewalks filled with books? If so, did you look inside? They’re often filled with books, and if you look at enough of them, you’ll see some of … more

Levi Stugelmeyer at Summer Winter Studios in the Vandalia Tower, 550 Vandalia St. Photo by Kristal

Summer Winter Summer Blowout set for August

If you haven’t visited Vandalia Tower, the former-mattress-factory-turned-creativity-hub at 550 Vandalia St., put Saturday, Aug. 6, on your calendar. Summer Winter Studios and several other tenants are throwing a party in the plaza next to Lake Monster Brewing. The Summer … more

Como’s got a whole month of fun planned for July

The Como Park neighborhood will celebrate its seventh annual Como Fest each weekend in July with a variety of events, including a movie night, art fair, ice cream social, a 5K walk and run, outdoor games, camping under the stars … more