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
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

City seeks input on future of Como Lakeside Pavilion

The City of St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department is asking for public input on the future of the Como Lakeside Pavilion in Como Regional Park. The department ran an online survey in June and will host two community meetings … more

SAP foundation grant challenge voting begins Aug. 1

Voting will begin on Monday, Aug. 11, to determine the winner of 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 way to … more

City of Lauderdale hosts Farmer’s Market on the third Thursday

The City of Lauderdale will host a farmer’s market from 4-7 p.m. on the third Thursday of August and September at Lauderdale City Park, 1885 Fulham St. Sassy Spoon Food Truck will be at the market 4-8 p.m. For more … more

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. The morning parade down Como Avenue was followed by a patriotic program at Langford Park which featured local politicians, the three winners of … 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