Lindsay Toler

Online staff writer Lindsay Toler blogs about news, sports, health, events, and more. A native of Texas, Lindsay first moved to the Show-Me State to study journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Her journalism career has taken her around the world, starting at the Associated Press' London bureau. Lindsay covered gymnastics at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for the Olympic News Service and wrote about life in Beijing for The Dallas Morning News. After graduation, Lindsay worked for The Seattle Times before joining the Peace Corps, where she taught health in Moldova. In St. Louis, Lindsay wrote for and the Riverfront Times before joining SLM. She lives in Tower Grove South with her longtime boyfriend and her schnoodlehuahua, Persie.

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Run a 5K through an inflatable obstacle course and pair your yoga with a glass of beer in St. Louis this week, September 26 - October 2. Read more

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The offer to buy Monsanto is the largest all-cash bid on record, even larger than InBev’s 2008 bid to buy Anheuser-Busch. Read more


John Silver followed Queen Bey’s advice: He liked it, so he put a ring on it. Read more


The Vice President spoke at LaunchCode, which helps nontraditional workers find well-paying jobs in computer programming, about the rebuilding of the American middle class. Read more


St. Louis ranked No. 24 on a Runner’s World list of the best 50 cities for runners. Read more



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Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens released two commercials featuring him firing high-power weapons. The NRA is endorsing his opponent, Democrat Chris Koster. Read more


The longtime far-right activist known for campaigning against the Equal Rights Amendment recently introduced Donald Trump at his St. Louis rally. Read more


The ban on solicitors, including the Girl Scouts and Salvation Army, comes as union workers are protesting the grocery chain's labor practices outside some stores. Read more



Photos courtesy of Tower Grove Park

Each plate of the five-course menu features food grown in Tower Grove Park, including squash, radishes, and eggs from the park’s chickens. Read more



Clayton School District

Eight of the top ten school districts ranked by Niche are in the St. Louis area. Read more


You don’t have to be valedictorian or class president to shine on your admissions résumé. Read more



Courtesy of St. Louis Symphony

The one-night-only show includes symphonic twists on Nelly hits “Hot in Herre,” “Just a Dream,” and “Country Grammar.” Read more


Millennials, the largest and most educated generation living, are moving to St. Louis in droves, turning the shrinking Rust Belt city into a “Brain Belt” tech hub, a new study shows. Read more



Courtesy of Union Station

Hope you’re not afraid of sharks. Read more


The lawsuit says Missouri’s abortion restrictions violate freedom of religion for Satanists. Read more



Photograph by Bernard Pollack

Michael Barrett, director of the Missouri State Public Defender’s office, used a rarely invoked state law to order Nixon to defend an accused criminal who can’t afford a lawyer. Read more


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USA Today’s 10Best contest lets readers vote for which is the best free attraction. Saint Louis Zoo has the most votes—so far. Read more



Photos courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

James Johnson, from Sullivan, Missouri, sent audition tapes to Cirque du Soleil as a “blind hope.” Now he’s a permanent performer with two roles in the show playing at Chaifetz Arena this week. Read more


This year’s primary election is full of tight races for statewide and local offices. Find out what’s on your ballot. Read more



Photo courtesy of Express

The St. Louis native and supermodel’s “Like a Kloss” is already a hit, especially since proceeds benefit her nonprofit Kode with Klossy which teaches computer coding skills to girls. Read more



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The Olivette barbeque restaurant says it’ll give away brisket “after the Birds beat the Cubs.” Read more



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Find out which of our stories your neighbors have been liking on Facebook in our new weekly roundup. Read more


Want to compete at the annual hot dog eating event? Qualify for the finals this Saturday at Busch Stadium. Read more