One of Minnesota’s summertime icons is back in business. The sweet calliope music of Casfesjian’s Carousel is in the air outside the main gate of the Como Park Zoo in Saint Paul.
The St. Paul City Council wants to clear up confusion for drivers around the Como Park area. Council member Amy Brendmoen wants to change Horton Avenue to Como Avenue. She says it’s an overdue renaming of the city’s street grid.
Winter is in full bloom right now at the Como Park Conservatory. The Winter Flower Show is in full swing at the conservatory and a huge variety of sights and smells are on display, all for free!
Zoogoers are looking to the “Skye” Monday at St. Paul’s Como Park! The zoo introduced the 20-day-old giraffe named Skye to the public, who is the 18th of her kind to be born there in 20 years. Skye weighs 145 pounds and is already 6 feet tall, but she is likely to double in size in her first two years, according to zoo officials. Giraffes can grow as tall as 18 feet.
Half Time Rec is a St. Paul institution. It was even the backdrop for the movie “Grumpy Old Men.” This place defines dive bar. Scott and Steve Mars are the brothers who’ve tried not to mess this place up the past five years. “It is a dive bar, and we take pride in that,” Scott said. “We want to keep it a fun dive bar atmosphere.”
Stone Buchanan is a 10-year-old boy with a chronic medical condition called neurofibromatosis, or NF. Stone is working to help others just like him by raising awareness about the genetic disorder.
Parks, lakes, activities, romantic strolls, pubs and delis… St. Paul’s Como Park neighborhood has it all.
It’s a historic day at St. Paul’s Como Park as the former State Fair carousel turns 100. Volunteers who maintain Cafesjian’s Carousel threw a centennial celebration Saturday and gave out free rides for a short time.
The Memorial Day holiday in Minnesota is proof of how much difference a year can make. Memorial Day 2014 in Minnesota was quite different than Memorial Day 2013. Temps soared into the 80’s in the Twin Cities on Monday.
Minnesota’s beautiful parks are a major part of what makes this state special. Here are a few that need to be seen to be believed.
The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is helping pranksters again this April Fools’ Day. The zoo has set up four fake hotlines to help fool your co-workers, family and friends. Each hotline has a special pre-recorded message. You can trick people into calling Mr. Lion at 651-487-8266, Ms. Ella Fint at 651-487-8267, Ms. Wolf at 651-487-8268 or Ms. Anna Conda at 651-487-8289.
Summer break? Holiday off from school? Weekend excursion? These kid-friendly hotspots are sure to make the little ones smile.
After weeks of agonizing cold, a winter warm-up was the perfect tonic for stir-crazy Minnesotans. The Mounds View Nordic team strapped on their cross-country skis to make the most of the day at Como Park’s ski area in St. Paul. Darlene Fry and her daughter Emma were also there to get in some badly-needed winter fun. “It’s nice, very nice,” Fry said. “We heard it’s supposed to go down again next week, so it’s good timing.”
Orvall Amdahl clearly remembers the day his life would be forever changed. “November 19, 1942 I left San Francisco,” recalls the 94-year old from Lanesboro.
We’re less than two weeks away from the start of the regular season in high school football across the state. That means teams have gone from tryouts to solidifying rosters and getting ready for that all-important season opener. This year, the St. Paul City Conference appears to be Central’s for the taking.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory has a new exhibit open, featuring Japanese style bonsai trees. And work is underway to create a new outdoor space for the zoo’s seven gorillas.
Spring has been taking its own sweet time arriving in Minnesota this year, much to the consternation of just about everyone. But there is a place you can visit to get a taste of what spring might eventually be like: the Spring Flower Show at the Como Park Conservatory.
A historic carousel that was saved from auction years ago is opening once again this year at Como Park.
As usual this time of year, there are all kinds of event and exhibits to take in. But at Sixth and Hennepin, on the second floor of the Plymouth Building, there’s an exhibit that’s different than most, combining the holidays, family fun and historic interest.
Didn’t get a chance to watch WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the action covered for you.
A St. Paul motorcyclist now admits he hit a little boy, and then rode off. Twenty-five-year-old Ernest Jonas pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular operation. He was sentenced on Monday to five years probation for hitting 4-year-old Tyrell Baymon with his motorcycle on May 19th.
A 25-year-old St. Paul man is admitting he drove his motorcycle too fast and hit a little boy.
A Woodbury woman believes police didn’t do enough after a thief broke into her car during the day. Police added to her frustration when they sent her a letter, advising her that the case “lacks sufficient solvability.”
We’re getting towards the end of June, and temperatures this week have been consistently below normal. It barely got above 60 degrees in the Twin Cities metro area on Thursday.
Living in the land of 10,000 lakes and just as many parks means there are more than a few places to spend the day walking, playing or picnicking with family.