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.
Michael Goodnature, the natural resources manager for Ramsey County Parks joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News
The Minneapolis park system has been rated tops in the nation by The Trust for Public Land. The nonprofit awarded Minneapolis a perfect “five park bench” score in this year’s ratings. San Francisco fell from first place to third, while New York improved from third to second
Check out these interesting alternatives in Minnesota to the usual summer blockbuster movies.
Partly for safety reasons, permits are required to hunt for fossils at a St. Paul park where a rockslide killed a fourth-grader on a field trip, left one missing and injured two others. St. Paul requires applicants to sign a waiver releasing the city from any liability for injuries or property damage.
St. Paul’s great picnic pick is at hand. City residents aiming for the first crack at prime park permits for their 2013 picnics have a chance to land them in a special lottery.
The state’s first city to ban smoking in all bars and restaurants wants to take the war against tobacco one step further. The Duluth city council will soon be voting on a proposed ordinance that would ban smokers from lighting up outside along its popular waterfront and parks.
The cliché of summer and movies is that you go for the air conditioning. But if you ask me, multiplex owners have been taking the expectation to extremes lately. Those places are absolutely freezing. I don’t want to have to bring a hoodie every time I see a flick. Blue fingertips are so NAGL.
Bloomington and Eden Prairie police are trying to get to the bottom of some strange and disturbing pictures showing up in parks.
Police are investigating an odd case in the Twin Cities west metro where obscene pictures of a man have been posted on utility poles, stop signs and in area parks.
It’s been three years since Minnesota voters authorized a sales tax increase to raise money for conservation, arts and parks, but the state is unable yet to provide a public comprehensive listing of the funded projects and their outcomes.
Seriously, what says “summer” more delightfully than watching a movie in the warm dusk of a beautiful day?
Minnesota will be seeking citizen input on its draft State and Regional Parks and Trails Legacy Plan.
Former House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher is one of three finalists to head the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Department.
This Saturday, June 12, is National Get Outdoors Day. One thing we’re not short of here in Minnesota is ways to get outdoors, but in honor of the day, one of the best ways is even better on Saturday: the Minnesota DNR is waiving admission fees to its wonderful system of state parks. (This on the heels of the news that the state has sealed the deal to create a new, 3000-acre state park around Lake Vermilion!).