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Best Labor Day Events In Minnesota

Labor Day marks the end of summer. How will you celebrate?

08/22/2014

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Best Things To Do Labor Day Weekend In Minnesota

Don’t stress out – there’s plenty to do on Labor Day weekend. Parties and road trips are popular activities for Minnesotans during Labor Day weekend, but other options can be just as fun.

08/15/2014

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This Indian Girls Soccer Team Is Playing In Minn. With A Purpose

Like all teenagers, hanging with one’s peers is a simple pleasure. But for 18 girls from India, an outing to the Minnesota Zoo was both eye-opening and life-changing.

07/16/2014

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‘Funny River Five’ Pups Arrive At Minnesota Zoo Today

Five gray wolf orphaned pups arrive at their new home at the Minnesota Zoo Tuesday afternoon. The pups were rescued from a wildfire in Alaska in May. They were abandoned and had been hurt by porcupines.

07/15/2014

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Orphaned Wolf Pups Head to Minn. Tuesday

Five wolf pups, rescued from a wildfire in Alaska, are about to embark on a new journey. On Tuesday, the “Funny River Five” as they are known, will fly to their new home at the Minnesota Zoo. They were rescued six weeks ago, and taken to the Alaska Zoo, in bad shape.

07/12/2014

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Orphaned Alaskan Wolf Pups Heading To MN Zoo

The five wolf pups that were orphaned by a wildfire on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula will soon have a permanent home in the Lower 48. The pups will leave later this month for the Minnesota Zoo near Minneapolis.

07/04/2014

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Orphaned Wolf Pups Coming To Minn.

The five wolf pups that were orphaned by a wildfire on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula will soon have a permanent home in the Lower 48.

07/03/2014

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Kids Work With, Clean Up After Animals At MN Zoo Summer Camp

Many local summer camps have already started or are just now getting started. This week, we’re giving you a look at some with spots still available.

06/12/2014

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Minnesota Zoo’s IMAX Theatre Goes Digital For Summer

A new experience at the Minnesota Zoo is coming just in time for the blockbuster summer movie season. The zoo’s 3D IMAX theatre has officially gone digital.

06/09/2014

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Abandoned Wolf Pups From Alaska Get New Home At MN Zoo

Five wolf pups, lucky to be alive after being rescued from a wildfire in Alaska, will get a new home in Minnesota. The pups were discovered in their den by crews battling a wildfire on the Funny River.

05/31/2014

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Checking Out The ‘Big Bug’ Exhibit At The Minnesota Zoo

We all know the bugs in Minnesota can get huge during the summer and we mainly think of black flies and mosquitoes. But few crawly creatures are as big as the ones at the Minnesota Zoo right now.

05/22/2014

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How To Celebrate Memorial Day In Minnesota

Take time out to honor American war heroes. On May 26, 2014, Minnesotans will be planning activities that involve family gatherings and a celebration of freedom.

05/09/2014

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Minnesota Zoo Announces Summer Concerts

The Minnesota Zoo has announced some of the acts included in its lineup of summer concerts, and the roster includes old favorites and new talents alike. The Subway Music in the Zoo series opens June 2 with a concert by the Monkees.

04/08/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Potholes, NCAA Ribbons & Flower Show Leftovers

Breanna from Anoka asked: Why are potholes called potholes? Taylor from Rosemount wanted to know: What do the red, white and blue ribbons on the floors of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament stand for?

03/28/2014

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Animal Lovers In Minnesota

Do your part and make a difference in the life of an animal and it undoubtedly will make a difference in yours as well. Give your time and talents by volunteering at one of the many animal-focused organizations in Minnesota.

03/21/2014

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Wander, Minnesota: Spring Break Staycations

Schools around the metro are taking that week-long (more or less) holiday known as spring break, now through mid April. Whether going out of town isn’t in your financial picture right now, or you’d just rather stay home, here are some ideas to keep your family from going stir-crazy—especially if it snows again next week. The classic kid-venture spots never fail to entertain: the Science Museum of Minnesota (especially with the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit having just opened, and it’s fantastic), which might be paired with a trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum, which just opened its Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit;

03/14/2014

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Minnesota Zoo Introduces Baby Penguins To The Public

The Minnesota Zoo has added new members to their family. Ten African penguins were hatched in the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit in November and December of 2013. The juvenile penguins, four male and six female, were presented to the public Friday morning.

03/14/2014

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Minnesota Zoo Offers ‘Worst Winter Ever’ Special

Minnesota’s horrible winter is prompting the Minnesota Zoo to offer a “Worst Winter Ever” special. The zoo is offering individual visitors — children, adults and seniors — a $10 admission fee from this Wednesday through Friday.

02/26/2014

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Despite Frigid Cold, Minn. Zoo To Reopen Tuesday

The Minnesota Zoo will reopen to the public Tuesday after being closed one day due to dangerously cold weather.

01/06/2014

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Minnesota Zoo To Close During Monday Cold Snap

The Minnesota Zoo will be closed to the public Monday because of the expected dangerously cold weather. The zoo’s one-day shutdown follows Gov. Mark Dayton’s decision to cancel all public school classes statewide Monday. Zoo Director Lee Ehmke says the decision was made to encourage people to stay home.

01/03/2014

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Minnesota Zoo In Search Of Sculpted Rhinos

The Minnesota Zoo wants a couple of rhinoceroses, of the sculpted variety. The zoo says it wants the sculptures to put outside the entrance to its Tropics Trail. The zoo posted a solicitation in this week’s State Register that seeks responses by Jan. 20.

12/27/2013

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Best Places To Take Photos With Santa In Minnesota

No waiting in line here as Santa strolls from table to table to visit and pose for pictures you take with your own camera. Meanwhile, kids occupy themselves with snacks from the Call of the Wild restaurant, available craft activities or coloring sheets.

12/06/2013

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Musicians Gather To Honor Promoter Sue McLean

Musicians from across the country came together Saturday night to celebrate the memory of one of the most prominent women in the Twin Cities music scene. Sue McLean passed away this spring after a long battle with breast cancer. She made a name for herself as a music promoter and had a talent for discovering up-and-comers. Many of those artists she introduced to the public held a concert in her honor at First Avenue in Minneapolis

11/23/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Not-So-Scary Halloween Events

Halloween is almost here. Have you checked out the metro’s haunted houses? There are tons of scary things to do for older Halloween fans. But where you can take the little, more easily scared ones?

10/18/2013

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Minnesota Zoo’s ‘Star’ Tapir Calf Named After Public Contest

A Malayan tapir calf — who was born at the Minnesota Zoo in late July — now has a name after a public naming contest.

10/14/2013

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