The entrance to the West End Market is marked by an arch that once welcomed streetcar riders to the fair. (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair)

State Fair’s west side gets a makeover and new entrance

Minnesota State Fair officials hope the new West End Market entrance and transportation hub will ease traffic congestion around the fairgrounds. ... more

Bees, prairie restoration topics of fall SAP garden club meetings

What’s new in prairie restoration? What’s the latest on bee populations? Find out at the upcoming St. Anthony Park Garden Club meetings. Naturalist Marcie O’Conner will present “Prairie Restoration: Large and Small” on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Distinguished University of Minnesota … more

Celebrate 15 years of giving

The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation invites the community to celebrate the foundation’s 15th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 19, 7-10 p.m. at Urban Growler Brewing Co., 2325 Endicott St. The event will feature music, a trivia contest with prizes and … more

Voting for community foundation’s grant challenge ends Aug. 31

You have until Sunday, Aug. 31, to vote for one of three proposals in the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation’s 15th Anniversary Grant Challenge. To celebrate 15 years of serving the community, the foundation announced the competition in May as a … more

A new name, expanded program at Rock Star Supply Co.

One year after Rock Star Supply Co. set up shop at the southwest corner of Raymond and University avenues, the tutoring and writing development center that offers free tutoring and homework help to low-income students ages 6 to 18, has … more

Murray Middle School seeks volunteer tutors

Murray Middle School, 2200 Buford Ave., is seeking volunteer tutors to work in the Pilot One-on-One program. Tutors will work with students in grades 6-8 weekdays between 11:15 a.m. and 2 pm. Tutors can choose the day or the hour … more

Schools host Cub Scout registration night Sept. 18

“Rocket Into Scouting” at your local elementary school on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 7-8 p.m. Statewide, boys in grades K-5 can sign up for Cub Scouts on this evening. There will be registration tables at local elementary schools, including St. … more

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Como Station post office building is for sale

The building that houses the U.S. Postal Service’s Como Station is for sale. That came as a surprise to the post office employees and the U.S. Postal Service itself when the station got a call on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from … more

Summit Owner Mark Stutrud (left) recipe planning with Jay and Sandy Boss Febbo, owners of Bang Brewing Co. (Photo by Chip Walton, Summit Brewing Co.)

Bang Brewing, Summit to unveil collaborative brew at Red Stag block party Sunday

Bang Brewing will unveil a collaborative brew it created with Summit Brewing this Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Red Stag Supperclub block party, 509 First Ave. N.E. Minneapolis, 2-8 p.m. Bang, located at 2320 Capp Road, St. Anthony Park, is … more

A dark side to the 12 days of fun

Living in the neighborhoods surrounding the Minnesota State Fair grounds has many advantages, including easy access to all the events that take place at the grounds year-round. But once a year, it seems like most of Minnesota and its border … more

One of Hermes developers ready to go

It’s obvious to anyone passing by the former site of the Hermes floral business in Falcon Heights that the proposed development announced a year ago has yet to occur. The 3.4-acre parcel on the south side of Larpenteur Avenue, just … more