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.

Protest for living wages ends in 26 Black Friday arrests in St. Paul

Twenty-six people were arrested Friday during the “March to end Poverty Wages,” the culmination of a week of Black Friday actions pressing for better pay and working conditions and the right to organize for retail, janitorial and other low-wage workers in Minnesota. Friday’s afternoon’s march along University Avenue, which circled the Midway Super Target and Walmart stores, drew a crowd estimated at anywhere between 400 to about 1,000 people who marched to the intersection Snelling and University Avenues — the busiest intersection in the Twin Cities. It was in the intersection, on the busiest shopping day of the year, that 26 workers and supporters locked arms and sat in the street, waiting to be arrested by St. Paul police officers.


COMMUNITY VOICES | Getting caught up and earning college credits too

My name is Brittney Poole and in my high school years leading up to my 12th grade year I have switched schools a lot. My 9th grade year I went to Open World Learning Community and Central SR High School. While I was at those two schools I struggled with taking the importance of school seriously. That caused me to get into a lot of trouble and to fall behind with my grades and credits.


Keeping It Wheel: St. Paul teens' bicycle and movie-making adventure

St. Paul High School for the Recording Arts students receive grant from State Farm Insurance tosupport urban youth cycling projects and healthy youth development. (Photos by Debra Stone)

“Sore, painful, pretty country farms, small towns, things looked different, I learned a lot.” 


MUSIC PHOTOS | Leagues at the Turf Club

Photos by Jeff Rutherford

Nashville's Leagues played to an intimate crowd on Wednesday, October 9th at the Turf Club in St. Paul.


Sold-out Fresh Traditions Hmong fashion show has a successful seventh year

Photos By: 
Ryan Cutler

Expectations for the seventh annual Fresh Traditions fashion show were high on October 5 at the DS Event Center in St. Paul. Sold-out tickets showed in advance the great interest in this unique show. Once again, emerging Hmong designers were given an opportunity to present their collections to an audience.