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
April 22

Methodist Hospital joins watershed district to build flood wall in St. Louis Park

Methodist Hospital so far surviving April rains thanks to 370-foot concrete structure.
West Metro
April 11

New Buddhist temple in St. Louis Park hopes to become center of Thai culture

A Thai Buddhist center is moving into an old church in St. Louis Park.
West Metro
March 13

SWLRT critics say Minnehaha watershed had conflict of interest in permit approval

Minnehaha Creek agency is accused of conflict of interest over land sale.
West Metro
February 7

Hennepin County looks to increase staff to prosecute, investigate sex trafficking

Funds sought to beef up county attorney's, sheriff's offices.
West Metro
January 7

West metro briefs: Hennepin County cities, schools receive $1.8M in sports grants

From new Minneapolis high school fitness centers to a new ice rink in St. Louis Park, schools and cities are benefiting from Hennepin County’s $1.8…
West Metro
December 21, 2016

Water pressure: St. Louis Park to close problematic water treatment plant

Objections to contaminant levels in water prompt city to shut down site by 2017.
West Metro
December 12, 2016

Globe-trotting columnist Thomas Friedman finds lessons at home in St. Louis Park

In his new book, Thomas Friedman calls St. Louis Park a "healthy community" amid global accelerations.
South Metro
November 23, 2016

Three Rivers District shifts plan to bring parks to the people

The suburban park system is changing priorities from building up parks and amenities to bringing the massive system right to residents.
West Metro
November 7, 2016

Hennepin County shifts child protection mission with new model

As child abuse cases rise, Hennepin County Board is considering plan to prevent it.
West Metro
November 3, 2016
St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano praised the Roots and Shoots club pres...

Drivers and the west metro rejoice: At last, major construction on Hwy. 100 is over

The major reconstruction project cost $60 million and took more than two years.
West Metro
October 17, 2016

Hennepin County's teen birthrates continue to decrease

Birthrate for Hennepin County teens falling faster than state's.
West Metro
October 10, 2016

Hot presidential race spurs record voter registration in Henn. Cty.

More than 740,000 Hennepin County voters have preregistered, breaking 2008's mark of 720,000 preregistered voters.
West Metro
September 20, 2016

Taxpayers in Hennepin, Ramsey counties can brace for a rate hike next year

Leaders in the state's most populous counties get their first look at 2017 budgets.
September 14, 2016

Obituary: Roger Buffalohead led nation's first American Indian Studies Department at University of Minnesota

Buffalohead was a mentor for countless students over the years, including Hattie Kauffman, a member of the Nez Perce tribe who became a correspondent for CBS News.
West Metro
September 2, 2016
A display of the area's high water levels was evident Friday below Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis.

High water prompts no-wake rules on Twin Cities-area lakes

Experts hope the new-wake rules decrease the chance for boating deaths, which so far are at an 11-year high.
West Metro
September 2, 2016

Nanny's a natural at woodland art in St. Louis Park

St. Louis Park nature center visitors have learned to keep an eye open for Chelsey Bahe's fleeting whimsical creations.
West Metro
August 31, 2016

Hennepin County approves extra $20.5M for Southwest LRT

The extra funds are part of a last-minute funding patch intended to keep the controversial $1.9 billion project afloat.
West Metro
August 17, 2016
St. Louis Park residents gathered at City Hall to protest the city's s...

On sidewalk plowing, St. Louis Park tells angry residents to shovel it

Despite urging from older residents, city won't be plowing sidewalks, but the debate highlights the problems posed by aging suburban residents.
West Metro
August 15, 2016

Thieves steal copper wire from rooftop A/C unit

Thieves ripped copper wire from the rooftop air conditioning unit of a St. Louis Park computer store, destroying the machinery and leaving the store without…
West Metro
July 23, 2016

What happens to suburbs if Southwest light rail isn't built?

After significant development, leaders worry about the fate of their cities if line never comes.
West Metro
June 18, 2016

Hennepin County joins fight to preserve affordable housing

Hennepin County joins initiative to counter gentrification trend.
West Metro
June 8, 2016
About a dozen St. Louis Park residents protested plans this week for t...

Protesters of proposed apartment claim St. Louis Park is trying to be 'Minneapolis Jr.'

They say a proposed apartment doesn't fit in their city.
West Metro
May 27, 2016

Hebrew program at St. Louis Park High honors city's heritage

Community passion fueled the course, one of six worldwide.
West Metro
May 20, 2016

Ban on foam food containers isn't catching on in Twin Cities suburbs

St. Louis Park is the only one to ban foam takeout containers, as of Jan. 1; Edina is studying the issue.
West Metro
May 7, 2016
Barb Waller photographed at the former site of the Reilly creosote pla...

Cancer fears fester over St. Louis Park Superfund site

Some residents blame years of exposure to underground chemicals.