A volunteer with Firefighters for Healing holds a giant teddy bear.

Firefighters for Healing brings toys to distract patients during dressing changes, provides meals for families, temporary housing for out-of-towners or camp scholarships, demonstrating they understand what each family needs to survive the trauma.

If you think St. Louis Park is one of the country’s best places to live, you’re not alone.

Our lovable city took the 27th spot in’s 2015 ranking of best places to live in the United States.

St. Louis Park Magazine takes a gondola ride! Ian Kees snapped this shot of his daughter Marin and friend Petra during a winter ski trip to Lutsen.

At the end of the 2014 high school hockey season, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School hockey players, coaches and parents gathered for a celebratory banquet. The boys were asked to bring their jerseys.

A grow-it-yourself mindset is blooming in St. Louis Park. Jim Vaughan, the city’s environmental coordinator, says the demand for community garden plots is surging. “There’s been a huge, huge interest the last five to 10 years.

Sharon Lehrman explored Jerusalem’s Western Wall, with St. Louis Park Magazine in hand, during a November trip to Israel, where she and her husband, Steve Ptaszek, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.

Last year, St. Louis Park Magazine held its second-ever readers’ choice survey, and we asked members of the community to tell us their favorites in 50 categories.

Click here to view photos by the talented Emily J. Davis from the 2015 Best of St. Louis Park celebration.

Choosing Categories

When a photographer becomes a parent, cameras take on a new level of importance. From quick candid shots on smartphones (which, these days, take high-quality snaps) to more formal portraits on digital cameras, photographs are perhaps the key way modern parents document their kids’ lives.

St. Louis Park resident Howard Solender says home—via St. Louis Park Magazine—was never far from his thoughts during a recent excursion in South Africa.


Saturday, August 10
[Arts & Performance], [Education & Community], [Food & Drink]
Celebrate Lake Street's immigrant and refugee owned restaurants with an evening of food, art, and fun!
Saturday, July 20
[Arts & Performance], [Fashion & Shopping], [For the Kids]
Inaugural Minnehaha Falls Art Fair launching July 20! 100+ artists, dog activities, family activities, food trucks and more!