Group Gathers At Minnehaha Park To Welcome Syrian RefugeesThousands of refugees are arriving in Austria and Germany after those countries agreed to let them in. Most are fleeing civil war in Syria. A small group held signs at Minnehaha Park Sunday morning in support of those refugees. Members of the group say they're thankful for help from Minnesota politicians.
Monday's Humidity Will Make It Feel Like 100 Degrees Outside The dog days of summer have arrived in Minnesota, as Monday's sunny skies and high humidity will magnify the heat.
Hundreds Show Up For Minnehaha Park Clean-UpMinnehaha Park is a popular destination for many people in the Twin Cities, which also means it can get very dirty. About 1,600 people came out Sunday to clean up the creek and surrounding areas.
Minnesota AIDS Project Hosts Walk At Minnehaha ParkFor nearly 30 years, the Minnesota AIDS Project has been working to help people affected by that deadly disease. Sunday was their 28th annual AIDS walk, and thousands of people showed up at Minnehaha Park to support the cause.
Twin Cities Gears Up To Host President ObamaPresident Barack Obama arrived in Air Force One early Thursday afternoon for what will be a rare two-day visit to the Twin Cities. Obama will speak to crowds and attend a private fundraiser over the course of two days.
Expect Road Closures For Obama’s Minnehaha Park VisitPresident Obama's visit to a popular Minneapolis park Thursday will cause several road closures and parking restrictions. The Minneapolis Park and Recreations Board says the president will visit Minnehaha Park for an event that's closed to the public.
Obama To Spend 2 Days In Minnesota This WeekPresident Barack Obama's visit later this week to Minnesota will include a town hall event Thursday and an economic policy speech on Friday. The White House gave details Tuesday of Obama's plans during his Minneapolis stops.
Vandalism Rocks Community At Minnehaha ParkWheel Fun Rentals set up a temporary table and cash register near the falls so they could still do business. "There's a lot of memories in that small shack," manager Will Goodnow said. Employees found just a shell of a shack Monday morning. "It's just a small business trying to make its way, trying to grow and someone's trying to get in the way of that," Goodnow said.
Miss. River Locks Reopen In Mpls. To Commercial TrafficMinneapolis' three major locks on the Mississippi River have reopened to commercial traffic Friday, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The three locks – the Upper St. Anthony Falls, the Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1 near Minnehaha Park – were closed to commercial traffic on June 4 due to dangerous water levels. Recreational traffic was prohibited on June 2.
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Minneapolis Gets Top Parks Honor (Again) For the second year in a row, Minneapolis beat out some the country's best cities for having great parks. The Trust for Public Land ranks Minneapolis with a perfect "five park bench score." That's better than New York, Boston, Portland, and San Francisco.
High Water Levels Cause 3 Locks To Close To Recreational BoatersThree waterways were closed to recreational boaters Friday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul district due to increasing high water flows in the Mississippi River. The locks closed included Upper St. Anthony Falls, Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1, located next to Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.