St. Anthony


Summer flowers

(Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Residents enjoyed the great outdoors as this past weekend’s high reached above 90 degrees. With lilies and other flowers in full bloom, folks enjoyed strolling St. Anthony Village’s Salo Park.



Lowry Grove sold, fate of residents still unclear

Residents of St. Anthony’s Lowry Grove mobile home park have been left with uncertainty after their “right of first refusal” was flipped on its back when their purchase agreement was deemed insufficient by the buyer and seller June 13. The Lowry Grove land was sold and is now owned by Continental Property Group, but residents are exploring legal options.

Residents’ bid to buy park remains in the balance after ‘illegal’ sale

The sale of the Lowry Grove property in St. Anthony Village has not necessarily been a simple one.


Candidates file for Bulletin area offices

The end of May marked the close of candidate-filing for elections with primaries in the Bulletin area.


Suspect arrested for sexual assault of girl, burglaries

Jarid Troy Alan Jovanovich

Incidents took place in St. Anthony, Columbia Heights


St. Anthony Village RV park set to sell to developer, residents asked to move

The 15-acre Lowry Grove RV park in St. Anthony is being sold for an undisclosed amount of money to a developer. Residents at the park have a year to find new housing. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)

The residents of nearly 100 homes in St. Anthony were told Wednesday that they would have to pack up and leave within a year's time. According to the owners of Lowry Grove, LLP, a trailer park located off the 2500 block of Lowry Avenue N.E., the property is being sold to a developer.


Two 18-year-olds rob peer in St. Anthony, allegedly at gunpoint

St. Anthony Village police responded to the report of an armed robbery the evening of March 29, after a young man was allegedly held at gunpoint by two 18-year-old male acquaintances inside their car.


St. Anthony Police Captain Cotroneo set to retire

Dominic Cotroneo has worked with the St. Anthony Police Department since 1982. Starting off just as the department’s reserve program began, he climbed his way from reserve to officer to lieutenant, and has served as captain since 2005. 


St. Anthony Police Chief Ohl set to retire

John Ohl

Successor recruited from within the department
John Ohl has worked with the St. Anthony Police Department in varying capacities for the past 33 years. At the age of 55, and after 11 years as chief, Ohl has decided it’s time to move on. He’s set to retire June 3. 



New children’s book focuses on St. Anthony history

Gail Olson’s new children’s book tells the tale of St. Anthony Village’s history and features illustrations by St. Anthony Village High School art instructor Sarah Gunderson.

Accompanying bus tour up for discussion

Historical records show that St. Anthony Village was once home to more livestock than humans. 

After digging through archives at the St. Anthony Village Historical Society, that tidbit stuck out to local author Gail Olson and inspired the title of her new book, “More Pigs Than People!” 

Olson, a Columbia Heights resident, has worked with the historical society in recent years as a commissioned author, writing books centered on St. Anthony’s history. 

This is her third book about the small suburb, but her first for children, complete with colorful illustrations by St. Anthony Village High School studio art instructor Sarah Gunderson.  


Local 15-year death investigation rekindled by reconstruction of victim’s face

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has sent out these new facial reconstruction images of a woman found dead 15 years ago in Long Lake Park. She remains unidentified. (courtesy New Brighton Department of Public Safety)

Police ask for help identifying woman 

A woman who was found dead in New Brighton 15 years ago has never been identified, but now the image of her face has reemerged through facial reconstruction technologies, and though it’s only a likeness, police are hoping it will lead to new information in the cold case. 

The investigation of the woman’s death began in the fall of 2000, when her body was found by two hikers just off a little-used path in Long Lake Regional Park. Police believe the corpse had been lying there for at least two months by the time it was found Sept. 15.

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety requested assistance from the FBI last year, specifically to have them reassemble characteristics of the woman’s face using facial reconstruction. The image was released to the public last week.


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