Blocking half the access to a south Minneapolis street is a sprawling stump from what had been a giant elm tree. Its ring pattern indicates the tree is more than a century old, but it was yanked from the ground much like a garden weed. The sprawling stump sits as a sad reminder of the vicious wind storm that raced across the Twin Cities metropolitan area the weekend of June 22.
Organizers of Grandma’s Marathon have extended registration for this year’s race by an extra week. The extension gives runners through Friday, June 7, to join the field for Grandma’s 37th running.