Bridges have stood at this location just north of the Princess Depot in Minnehaha Park since 1865, when the Milwaukee Road first connected the Twin Cities to the national railroad network. Trains travelled south from downtown Minneapolis, through Minnehaha Park, and across a bridge near Pike Island to downtown St. Paul. This was the only... Continue Reading →

Location: 41st and 45th Love seeing all the pollinators! Now that the hostas are flowering, the bees seem busier than ever going from one flower to the next. One if my favorite thing about the Longfellow neighborhood is the commitment to our environment. I see it daily on walks. Monarch Waystation signs, milkweed, pollinator friendly... Continue Reading →

Japanese beetles are here whether you like them or not. Really, who likes them? Photo: Whitney Hauser

Location: 4057 – 42nd Avenue South, or 4200 – 41st Street East, #101 There is so little to tell. I watched as this property changed over time a few years back with speculation and wonder. I heard many things – most intriguing, an art gallery – but I haven’t a clue. We all talked when... Continue Reading →

Location: Minnehaha Falls Two wheels good, but four wheels better when you’re biking to the falls for some summer respite al fresco. Photo: Guthrie Byard

Location: Wabun Picnic Area An afternoon downpour didn't dampen the spirits of some picnic-ers. They brought a tent to wait out the wetness! Photo: Jack Musil

We planted our Bali Cherry tree three years ago. Not a very common sight in the Longfellow neighborhood, but they are hardy in our climate. Their cherries are wonderful for making pies, tarts, crumbles, etc... Photo: Roxanne Dunlop

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