Merrlam Park Neighborhood News and Events

UNION PARK - comprised of Merriam Park, Snelling Hamline and Lexington-Hamline neighborhoods, is one of 17 neighborhood districts in Saint Paul. In 2007, the Merriam Park, Snelling Hamline, and Lexington-Hamline Community Councils merged into one organization to represent all residents of Union Park, hence the name, Union Park District Council (UPDC). (Information from UPDC website)

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

Kicking off Saint Paul Open Streets

The first St. Paul edition of Open Streets kicked off on Sunday, September 15.


Workers plan major nationwide protest against Walmart for September 5th

Walmart workers are standing up to demand respect and their fair share of the giant retailer's profits.

Workers in more than a dozen cities, including St. Paul, plan protests Thursday against Walmart’s treatment of its employees. Organizers expect thousands to participate in the demonstrations.


"Snelby" residents seek commercial/residential balance in St. Paul

Photos by Nick Sucik

CORRECTED 8/20 (see end of story for correction): If you ask residents from around the Snelling/Selby intersection (or Snelby as some affectionately call it) what their main issue with their neighb


MUSIC REVIEW | Enemy Planes, Sleepy Study and Dear Data at the Turf Club

Enemy Planes at Turf Club. Photo Credit Rick Birmingham

On Friday, July 26 I saw Enemy Planes, Sleep Study and Dear Data at the Turf Club. Dear Data is a young band. At the onset we were informed that singer Yasmina Moore-Foster was sick. I’ll look forward to seeing her when she’s well. I thought she has a powerful voice even at half-mast. Sleep Study reminded me of Mudhoney; a friend suggested they sounded like Smashing Pumpkins. I know they have been compared to groups from the 1970s and 1980s–but for me they are more late 1980s-90s. I enjoyed the retro poppy feel to the music.