Chuck Doyle Jr. flies the sister ship of the one that crashed in 1951. His father used this plane to tow banners over the Minnesota State Fair for many years. (Adam Glowaski & Box5 Media)

1951 tragedy ended stunt flying at Minnesota State Fair

It was Labor Day 1951, and what would turn out to be the last aerial thrill show ever at the Minnesota State Fair had 26,000 spectators on the edge of their seats. ... more

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

Suzanne and Bill Skon

Skon Chiropractic opens on Raymond Avenue

  Dr. Bill Skon was never what you’d call a long-distance commuter. Like his father and uncle before him, he maintained a chiropractic practice in the Snelling Hamline neighborhood of St. Paul, but in recent years he dreamed of working … more

Music in the Park Series 2014-15 concert season announced

untitled The Twin Cities debut of the Danish String Quartet will open the 2014- 15 season of the Schubert Club’s Music in the Park Series on Sunday, Oct. 12. The New York Times described the group’s 2012 performance of Beethoven’s … more

Langford Hockey registration is Sept. 9

Registration for Langford Park Hockey is set for Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Langford Park Rec Center, 30 Langford Park. Forms can be found at Registration will be accepted for Mini-Mites (ages, 3-6), Mites (ages 7-8), … more

Recycle electronics on Sept. 27

Peace Lutheran Church in Lauderdale will partner with Tech Dump, an electronics recycling nonprofit, to collect unwanted electronics (gently used, obsolete or damaged) on Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cub Foods pavilion (formerly Rainbow Foods) at Fernwood … more

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

              A longtime exhibit and entertainment area at the Minnesota State Fair, most recently known as Heritage Square is, well, history, with a shiny, multimillion-dollar upgrade rising in its place. In the view of … 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