Highland Neighborhood News and Events

Naturally bordered by the scenic and winding Mississippi River, Highland Park is centrally located in the Twin Cities and yet boasts it’s own small-town feel. The Village, a shopping district with plenty of restaurants, boutiques, and beautiful public gardens, is in the heart of the Highland Park neighborhood. Families thrive on the recreational opportunities with miles of park land, golf, little league, a movie theater and a newly renovated park pavilion. Walking quaint, tree lined streets to kindergarten or graduate school, the public library or church, or to The Village for its annual 3 day festival, Highlandfest, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Highland Park. (Description from livemsp.org)

For detailed demographic information, see the neighborhood profile from Minnesota Compass.

Winter walking tour highlights storied past at new Coldwater Spring park near Mississippi River

Coldwater Spring’s pump house and resevoir provided easy access to fresh water for the army at Fort Snelling.

Take a winter walking tour of Coldwater Spring, the new park located between Minnehaha Park and Fort Snelling, and you can catch a glimpse of the area’s storied past. If you’re lucky, one of our local historians will be on the tour and can point out the location of homes from a mid-1880s settlement or can talk about why Coldwater is considered by many to be the birthplace of Minnesota.


You're invited! The Twin Cities Daily Planet Winter Party and Sausage Fest

The Butcher and the Boar is among the restaurants serving wares at the Sausage Fest. Read Jeremy Iggers's May 2012 review of the restaurant, with photos by Ryan Cutler.

Please join us for the second annual Daily Planet Winter Party and Sausage Fest, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Summit Brewing Company, 950 Montreal Circle, St. Paul.


Friendships formed at Circus Juventas endure across oceans

Three friends bonded by a mutual love of the performing arts: Connor Houlihan, Zeb Fricke and Sam Krey (at right) with Gracie White. (Photo by Dan Norman)

There’s no clownin’ around here. Circus Juventas in St. Paul teaches teens valuable performance skills and relationship building.


A tale of two Good Friday protests

On every Good Friday the St. Paul office of Planned Parenthood sees two simultaneous protests. One the sober anti-abortion crowd, the other the happy supporters of Planned Parenthood and a woman's right to manage her own health care. The groups are separated by a 25 yard no-mans zone and some 20 St. Paul Police including 2 on horseback. Planned Parenthood benefits financially from the protests. The more anti-Planned Parenthood protesters that show up, the more likely it is that the pro-Planned Parenthood people donate to Planned Parenthood. 


Arts Orbit Weekly: 12/25/08

Photo by Caroline D. (Creative Commons)

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