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.

Variety
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.
West Metro
February 2

Man pleads guilty to shooting at Mpls. bar, stabbing in St. Louis Park

A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to a shooting at a Minneapolis bar and a stabbing at a St. Louis Park gas station. Devon Strouss,…
West Metro
January 15

Meadowbrook, Hiawatha golf courses won't reopen until 2017

Both Hiawatha and Meadowbrook need more than just restoration, park officials and golfers say.
West Metro
January 13

St. Louis Park weighs temporary ban on liquor licenses

Some City Council members say 16 liquor stores is plenty.
West Metro
December 26, 2014

Elderly man and his 124-year-old home lose St. Louis Park battle

Af­ter a two-year court bat­tle, Carl Eide’s home is sched­uled to be de­mol­ished at the end of Jan­u­ar­y — on his 83rd birth­day. “The whole thing is just a rot­ten set of cir­cum­stances,” he said.
West Metro
December 16, 2014

Community group pitches in to 'repair the world'

Adults with disabilities and others who meet at the Sabes Jewish Community Center take on projects inspired by a call to social action.
South Metro
December 10, 2014

Preliminary Southwest LRT station designs released

Metro Transit is releasing basic plans for suburban light-rail stations; proposals to be fine-tuned in 2015.
West Metro
December 9, 2014

IDS Crystal Court, Wayzata port-a-potty vie for award

The awards recognize places open to the public in the seven-county metro area that are memorable, transformational and elevate function to art.
West Metro
December 2, 2014

Man receives nearly 34 years for killing girlfriend and dumping body in St. Louis Park

A Minneapolis man with a long history of domestic violence has been sentenced to nearly 34 years in prison for killing his girlfriend in Minneapolis…
West Metro
October 28, 2014

St. Louis Park man pleads guilty in death of Hopkins hardware store owner

A St. Louis Park man pleaded guilty Monday to criminal vehicular homicide in the death of hardware store owner James Hance, Hennepin County Attorney Mike…
West Metro
October 28, 2014

Golden Valley reaping benefits of West End growth in St. Louis Park

Long-awaited development is spilling across I-394 from St. Louis Park.