Minneapolis Park and Recreation
Outdoor rinks in Minneapolis will be closing Sunday. The Park and Recreation Board says all warming houses and 47 rinks will close. Rink conditions have begun to deteriorate, and prolonged use of the ones sitting on athletic fields can hurt field conditions for spring programs.
A 14-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted in Folwell Park in Minneapolis by a group of teenagers around 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. According to Minneapolis Parks and Recreation, the teen, who is a Teen Teamworks employee, was surrounded by a group of approximately 15 teenage girls. The main aggressor then allegedly began hitting the victim with a lock.
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.
It’s been more than two weeks since a storm rocked the Twin Cities. Thousands of trees fell, some of which are still lying down around the area. But there may be some trees that are still standing tall that could be dangerous. Keith Yetzer with Yetzer Tree Service in Maple Grove says even though his team’s helped clear dozens of trees in the past few weeks, he says there are still some dangerous ones out there.
It’s a smell that comes with warmer temperatures and increased algae in the water. It’s also something you can see: dead fish floating on all the lakes in Minnesota. The experts call it a “fish kill,” and it has many wondering is the water safe. Dawn Summers of Minneapolis Park and Recreation says that this is a common occurrence.