Minnesota Commercial Railroad


The Minnesota Commercial Railroad, headquartered in St Paul, weaves its way through the Longfellow neighborhood from Hiawatha Ave Grain elevators, then across Lake St and to the north side of Brackett Park. Seen here as the day’s work ends, hauling grain from Minnesota Farms to feed the world.

Photo: Robert Ball

LCC Board Meeting


The Longfellow Community Council board meeting was held last night at Brackett Park. It included a handful of funding requests for community events, including a carnival next year at Anne Sullivan Communication Center, a Longfellow community school.

Photo: Guthrie Byard

Blues Couple


On Wednesdays from 7-9 PM, there’s Open Mic at Lake Coffee House.  Many kinds of Chai, coffees, and excellent Baklava are available as well. Conrad and Diane performed blues, one of many home-grown acts on this cold fall evening. They also play on Sundays at 10 AM, as part of the Walker Community Church celebration, over in Powderhorn neighborhood.
TC Daily Planet write-up on the business.

Lilac rows


I’ve wanted to take a photo of these rows of tree Lilacs in the neighborhood for a quite some time. This morning seemed like agreat time with the snow and early morning sun.

Photo: David Owen

Chili Cook Off!


Longfellow Community Council Annual Chili Cook Off Fundraiser at Gandhi Mahal. Community members vote for their favorite chilis in the categories of meat, vegetarian, spicy and business. All proceeds raised during this event will go towards Longfellow Community Council’s programs and initiatives in the Longfellow neighborhood.

Photo: Stacy Quast