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
May 27

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

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

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
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.
West Metro
April 16

Some in St. Louis Park want city to curb its enthusiasm for sidewalks

The City Council recently decided to proceed with the $3.1 million project to install sidewalks and rebuild streets in three neighborhoods. But the move doesn't sit well with some residents.
West Metro
March 23

Hundreds of families could be forced out of Meadowbrook Manor in St. Louis Park

As upgrade begins, leaders and families prepare for change.
West Metro
March 19

Minnehaha Creek cleanup crew still has plenty of work ahead

Registration will open on Monday for volunteers to help pick up debris in three locations.
West Metro
March 2

St. Louis Park approves $8.5 million multi-use sports and community facility

The fabric-roofed structure will host hockey and a range of other activities.
Story behind eruvs
February 20
Allan Baumgarten, one of the creators of the 1-square-mile eruv, discussed how it twists and turns throughout St. Louis Park neighborhoods.

Little-known boundary helps Orthodox Jews observe Sabbath in St. Louis Park

The thin, black line snakes across the St. Louis Park sky, so nondescript it almost disappears. In some places, it's an electric power line. In others, it's just polypropylene twine, attached to a combination of utility poles and mature trees. But it has nothing to do with electricity.
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

Dec. 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.
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.
Don't Miss
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.
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…
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.