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Volunteers Plant Seeds In Violence-Stricken N. Mpls.

Minneapolis Police working on the city’s north side have their hands full again this week. Three women were shot early Wednesday morning outside of a home on Fremont Avenue North. The women were all seriously hurt. Officers say they think the shooter knew the victims. Mayor Betsey Hodges addressed the latest violence Wednesday.

07/09/2014

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New Mpls. Veteran’s Memorial 10 Years In The Making

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board had a special celebration at Sheridan Memorial Park Saturday morning for a new veteran’s memorial art installation. People have been working to make the memorial along the Mississippi River a reality for nearly 10 years.

06/28/2014

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Minneapolis Park And Recreation Board Wading Pools Open June 7

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation board will open their wading pools for the season on Saturday, June 7. The city will open the following pools on Saturday.

06/02/2014

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Mpls. To Remove 40K Ash Trees To Combat Borer

Over the next eight years, Minneapolis will remove 40,000 ash trees from parks and boulevards, part of a $9-million initiative that began in January to eliminate the emerald ash borer. The beetle has killed millions of trees in the U.S., and has invaded neighborhoods across the Twin Cities. Ralph Sievert, director of forestry for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, says the idea is to phase them out over a period of time.

03/11/2014

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Best Places To Stay Fit During Your Stay In Minnesota

A trip to Minnesota doesn’t need to keep you from your exercise routine. Check out any of these outdoor and indoor areas to stay fit.

01/11/2014

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Three Months Of Construction Slated For Grand Round Trails

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is advising bicyclists and motorists to plan ahead due to construction on trails along Brownie Lake, the west side of Cedar Lake, Dean Parkway, and Lake Calhoun.

08/09/2013

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Oldest Fishing Pier On Lake Calhoun Replaced, Open To Anglers

The oldest fishing pier on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis has been replaced, and the Department of Natural Resources says the new pier is ready to support anglers and lake-goers for years to come.

07/22/2013

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As Snow Falls, Apply For Summer Jobs

Although a peek out the window would tell you otherwise, summer is just around the corner.

04/23/2013

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Mpls. Ice Rinks Close Due To Warm Weather, Rain

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has temporarily closed all of its outdoor ice rinks due to uncooperative weather conditions.

01/11/2013

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Bacteria Levels Temporarily Close Wirth Lake Beach

Theodore Wirth Lake Beach has been temporarily closed after the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s regular sampling found that E. coli bacteria exceeded state specified guidelines for a single day.

08/28/2012

Lake Calhoun

Angler Alert: New Fishing Dock To Open On Lake Calhoun

Have you always wanted a better chance at catching fish in the northwest corner of Lake Calhoun?

06/29/2012

London's Outdoor Swimming Pools

Mpls Park Board Faces Lifeguard Shortage Despite High Unemployment

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is dealing with a shortage of lifeguards.

06/15/2012

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MPRB: Lake Harriet Beach Reopened After Bacteria Test

A beach on Lake Harriet reopened Thursday after being temporarily closed after levels of E. coli bacteria exceeding state guidelines were found in the water earlier this week.

06/14/2012

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Authorities: Stolen Cemetery Vases Possibly Found

The vases stolen from a Crystal cemetery might have been found by authorities Thursday night, after some park-goers reported some suspicious containers.

05/24/2012

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Mpls Park Board Takes On Healthy Food Policy

A proposed food policy is causing some controversy among the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

05/22/2012

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