Shops & Business

The bookshelves at Wild Rumpus. Above, a boat is affixed to the ceiling.

Since 1992, Wild Rumpus has been a staple in the Linden Hills neighborhood, known for its great selection of children’s books, a special entryway for its younger patrons and its wild inhabitants.

Passionate about all things science, Joy Frestedt, PhD founded Frestedt Inc., a research consulting company, out of her home in 2008.

During the 2013–2014 school year, some St. Louis Park elementary schoolers got the opportunity to make a positive global impact—connecting their Minnesota classrooms to faraway Costa Rica.

Kinsey Scott, a freshman at St. Louis Park High School, has known she wanted to play the violin since she visited the Minnesota Orchestra’s Orchestra Hall in preschool, and she began lessons as soon as they were offered to her in fourth grade.

Ready for a style change-up? Stop by Revolution Salon, which opened in September in St. Louis Park. Husband-and-wife team Saeid Homayouni and Sasha Zoghi bring more than 25 years of combined experience to the salon. “We love St.

We found this photo in the archives of the historical society, labeled “Highway 12 and Park Place Blvd.” Really? As we do with all mystery photos, we posted it on Facebook, on our Flashbacks of St. Louis Park page.

St. Louis Park boasts excellent shopping—lucky us!—especially during the holidays. We’ve scoured the city and selected our favorite products, from locally sourced, handmade soaps to straight-from-Norway sweaters. Here are a few of our favorite things for every giftee on your list.

No, Marie Hartmann isn’t really loading coal into that potbellied stove. She’s just demonstrating how a station agent of yesteryear kept warm while working at the Milwaukee Road Depot. The depot was built in 1887, one year after St.

Amanda Ficek of Mama’s Happy has a saying in her household: “When Mama’s happy, everyone’s happy.” This timeless bit of wisdom inspired the name for the occasional store Ficek opened in Mound back in 2010, where she sells refurbished and up

I love this photo, taken in 1947, because it personifies the wave of World War II veterans who took that first step out of the crowded city and onto the dirt roads and open fields of St. Louis Park.

It was a beautiful spring day when Jackie Olafson, St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) executive director, noticed a little boy hanging around.

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