About Us

The Park Bugle is a monthly nonprofit community newspaper serving St. Anthony Park, Lauderdale, Falcon Heights and Como Park. The Bugle reports and analyzes community news and promotes the exchange of ideas and opinions in these communities. The Bugle strives to promote freedom of expression, enhance the quality of life in the readership communities and encourage community participation. 

Opinions expressed in the Bugle by the editor, writers and contributors do not necessarily represent the opinions of the board of directors, Park Press, Inc. Copyright 2023, Park Press, Inc. All rights reserved. 

The Park Bugle is published by Park Press, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization guided by an elected board of directors. 

Contact Us


P.O. Box 8126 St. Paul, MN 55108 

Managing Editor

Scott Carlson 651-646-5369

Obituaries Editor

Mary Mergenthal 612-670-8510

Subscriptions & billing

Fariba Sanikhatam
Subscriptions are $30 for one year. Send payment to P.O. Box 8126, St. Paul, MN 55108

Event submissions

Classified advertising

Display advertising

• Sonia Ellis, Advertising Sales Representative 651-226-1274

• Roald Sateren, Advertising Sales Representative

Copy editor

Bill Brady


Mary Hegge

Social Media Specialist

Laura Adrian

Website Maintenance/Design

Jenny Plott

Printed Layout/Design

EH Design


To strengthen our community by providing local news and stories that transform readers into neighbors.

Core values

• The Bugle is community driven and values “community connections” (that is: providing the news and information that enable people in our area to connect with one another).
• The Bugle is committed to inclusivity, equity and presenting diverse voices in our stories.
• The Bugle is committed to objective reporting.
• The Bugle honors our history and embraces the future.


We’re fortunate to live among neighbors who care about the community we live in. We have strong businesses and institutions with long histories.

The Bugle is part of the legacy of our community. For over 40 years we have been sharing the stories of the people who live and work in our community. As the digital age sweeps through our lives, we envision the Bugle combining timely digital content with the timelessness of a newspaper that can be read at one’s leisure.

The Bugle continually shares news and information and seeks opportunities to build partnerships with local resources. The Bugle is the hub where staff and volunteers with a passion for our community work together to create timely, quality journalism with a neighborly voice.

2022-2023 Board Members

Josh Becerra, Beth Breidel, Rosann Cahill, Michelle Christianson, Steve Plagens, Jane Turk, Helen Warren, Kristin Wiersma, Deena Winter