St. Louis Park

One of the early suburbs of Minneapolis, it is the birthplace or childhood home of movie directors Joel and Ethan Coen, musician Peter Himmelman, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and Sen. Al Franken. Minnesota's first shopping center — Lilac Way — was built there in the late 1940s.

August 24

Hiawatha golf course in Minneapolis gets reconstruction options

Golfers will get a first close look at three alternative concepts for reconstructing storm-damaged Hiawatha golf course in Minneapolis at an upcoming meeting.The three alternatives…
August 24

Reconstruction of Hiawatha golf course headed for public reaction

Proposal aims to protect portion of course while managing stormwater
West Metro
August 19

St. Louis Park not stirred by cocktail room proposal

St. Louis Park group wants to study issue further, but is likely to allow licensing.
West Metro
July 24
The final section of cleaned-up Minnehaha Creek in St. Louis Park is opening, completing a three-year rebuild of the creek in St. Louis Park and Hopkins. The last segment includes 1.5 miles of boardwalk and paved trail.

Forgotten section of Minnehaha Creek remade in St. Louis Park

The work by a collection of local governments, community groups and businesses opens up a quiet preserve on the most urbanized section of the 22-mile waterway.
West Metro
July 11

Twin Cities suburbs look to limit number of liquor stores

Minnetonka is the latest city to debate rules on its number of off-sale stores.
West Metro
July 7

Mpls.-owned land looks set to go to Edina, St. Louis Park for dog park

An informal dog park on the southwestern border of Minneapolis appears set to change hands. Officials in Edina and St. Louis Park said Monday that…
South Metro
June 30
As the Southwest light-rail line hangs in the balance, the opposition galvanizes.

Beyond cost cuts, Southwest light rail faces new barriers

State funding for the light-rail line linking downtown Minneapolis and the southwest suburbs is still unclear.
West Metro
June 25

Eden Prairie to bear brunt of cuts to Southwest light rail

After various ways to trim $341 million from the Southwest light-rail project’s burgeoning budget were bandied about Wednesday, an advisory committee appears to be leaning toward a solution that hits Eden Prairie the hardest.
West Metro
June 8

City-aided projects in St. Louis Park now must include affordable housing

St. Louis Park policy mandates percentages for developments.
June 2

Craigslist ad brings director, makeup artist together for award-winning horror movie

Two Twin Cities residents combine to create an award-winning fright film.
May 12

St. Louis Park radio museum dazzles with nerdy gems

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting’s modest exterior doesn’t hint at the wonders inside.
West Metro
May 12
Sandra Mejia handed a takeout order to a customer at Vitali’s Bistro in St. Louis Park.

St. Louis Park weighs being first in Minnesota to ban plastic bags

Even ultra-green Boulder, Colo., a city synonymous with environmentalism, hasn’t gone that far. Many California cities have banned them, but a statewide ban there has been delayed.

Antique treasures to be appraised in St. Louis Park

Residents can bring their treasures for appraisal by experts at “Park's Antique Parade” on May 16.
Your Voices
April 30

Steel Toe Brewing taproom expands in St. Louis Park

When Steel Toe Brewing owner Jason Schoneman opened his St. Louis Park taproom just two years ago he never imagined he’d already be doubling its size.
West Metro
April 27

Site of former sewage plant restored to wetland near Long Lake

Watershed District’s project also repairs, restores meandering Long Lake Creek near Orono.
April 2

St. Louis Park says MnDOT is ignoring huge traffic headaches from Hwy. 100 rebuilding

City worried about safety issues caused by Hwy. 100 roadwork.
March 31

West metro cities seek state funding for special projects

Several west metro cities are at the Minnesota State Capitol this year asking for state aid for several projects — everything from a Lake Minnetonka pier to ice arena renovations in Plymouth.
West Metro
March 11

Play 'Leah's Train' headed for Sabes Community Center in St. Louis Park

“Leah’s Train,” making its regional premiere in St. Louis Park, looks at the complex relationships among three generations of women.
West Metro
March 9
Susan Haigh, Chair of the Metropolitan Council, left, listened to comm...

Attorney: Met Council should seek approval for SWLRT again after studies

Rail foes said council went too far with project, putting “the verdict first and the trial later.”
West Metro
February 17

St. Louis Park Historical Society looks to the future

St. Louis Park Historical Society has a new home and new board and is looking to grow.
West Metro
February 11

Man sentenced for 19 Bar shooting, St. Louis Park gas station stabbing

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to six years in prison for a shooting at a Minneapolis bar and a stabbing at a St. Louis…
Stage & Arts
February 10

Special theater performance focuses on organ donor awareness

St. Louis Park's Public Theater of Minnesota is partnering with LifeSource on a special performance to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation.
Stage & Arts
February 10

Teen play bears message about life-changing gifts

St. Louis Park's Public Theater of Minnesota is partnering with LifeSource on a special performance to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation.
West Metro
February 5

St. Louis Park mayor won't run again

In an emotional surprise announcement, St. Louis Park Mayor Jeff Jacobs on Thursday said he won’t run for another term this fall. Jacobs has been…
South Metro
February 5

Meth was downfall of manhunt gunman, those who knew him say

David M. Winters, 41, was prohibited from possessing firearms because he was a convicted felon and a gang member with a long history of criminal behavior. He killed himself after a daylong manhunt that started with an exchange of gunfire in St. Louis Park and ended at a house in Jordan.