People living in the southwest metro might have noticed an unpleasant smell over the past couple of days. “It smelled like raw sewage,” Shakopee resident Mike Moll said. “It was absolutely disgusting.”
A stinky plant known as a corpse flower is getting ready to bloom at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. The plant — nicknamed “Perry” — is showing signs that it will soon bloom for the third time in the last six years.
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.