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.

West Metro
January 9

Bloomington, St. Louis Park have the lead in icing outdoor rinks

But Minneapolis? Rinks are open in only three parks of a planned 22.
West Metro
January 7

Luxury apartment project on Excelsior Blvd. in St. Louis Park forces longtime businesses to move

Roughly a dozen businesses in the 4400 block are affected, with some already closed.
West Metro
January 2
This home in the Lake Forest neighborhood of St. Louis Park is one of a relative handful of teardowns in the city.

Edina's teardown craze hasn't hit neighboring St. Louis Park

Industry officials say it's just a matter of time before it goes the way of Edina.
West Metro
December 17, 2015

Retired St. Louis Park firefighters deliver gifts to seniors in need

A group of retired St. Louis Park firefighters on Thursday delivered more than 300 Christmas gifts to low-income and isolated seniors at several nursing homes…
West Metro
December 1, 2015

St. Louis Park backs away from first-in-state plastic bag ban

But the city is moving ahead on requiring recyclable or compostable packaging.
Local
November 9, 2015

Meadowbrook course reopening plans advancing at Park Board

Work happening on planning for construction and financing the reopening of Meadowbrook course
West Metro
November 7, 2015

St. Louis Park residents adjust to new 20-foot neighbor – a sound barrier

Residents aren't quite sure about Hwy. 100 sound barrier.
West Metro
November 4, 2015
Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead

Hopkins and St. Louis Park get new mayors; Bloomington's mayor wins a fifth term

Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead won a fifth term.
West Metro
October 23, 2015

Realistic 'bodies' in Halloween display rile St. Louis Park neighborhood

A Halloween display created to gross out 12-year-olds is the talk of a St. Louis Park neighborhood.Some parents think the hanging "bodies" — next to…
West Metro
October 14, 2015

St. Louis Park celebrates reopening of Minnetonka Boulevard bridge

Minnetonka Blvd. link over Hwy. 100 is now restored, but Hwy. 7 work follows.
Minneapolis
August 24, 2015

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…
Local
August 24, 2015

Reconstruction of Hiawatha golf course headed for public reaction

Proposal aims to protect portion of course while managing stormwater
West Metro
August 19, 2015

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, 2015
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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015
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, 2015

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, 2015

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

St. Louis Park policy mandates percentages for developments.
Movies
June 2, 2015

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

Two Twin Cities residents combine to create an award-winning fright film.
Variety
May 12, 2015

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, 2015
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.
Home & Garden
May 5, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

Site of former sewage plant restored to wetland near Long Lake

Watershed District's project also repairs, restores meandering Long Lake Creek near Orono.