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CBS Orders James Patterson’s “Zoo” For Summer 2015

The network has made a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of the show to be broadcast in summer 2015.

07/02/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Young Zookeeper Takes Animals On The Road

This month, high school students in southern Minnesota will have a kangaroo, a fox and an armadillo in their classroom. In June, a nursing home will get a visit from a tortoise, a parrot and a dingo. It sounds strange, but it’s possible because of one guy who’s believed to be one of the youngest zookeepers in the country.

05/11/2014

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Como Zoo To Help April Fools’ Pranksters

The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is helping pranksters again this April Fools’ Day. The zoo has set up four fake hotlines to help fool your co-workers, family and friends. Each hotline has a special pre-recorded message. You can trick people into calling Mr. Lion at 651-487-8266, Ms. Ella Fint at 651-487-8267, Ms. Wolf at 651-487-8268 or Ms. Anna Conda at 651-487-8289.

03/27/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Cold Day Getaway

With school closures due to the extreme cold again this week, some parents may have been wondering what to do with their kids to stave off cabin fever. Since it’s too cold for outdoor activities like sledding or making snowmen, I went in search of the Best Cold Day Getaway in Minnesota.

01/28/2014

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Outdoor Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Get creative this Valentine’s Day with a date outdoors, no matter what climate you live in.

01/19/2014

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MDH: Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo Infects 3 Children With E. Coli

Three people have confirmed E. coli infections from a Minnesota pumpkin patch petting zoo, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The three cases are all children – from 15 months old to 7 years old – and one child is hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of an E. coli infection characterized by kidney failure.

10/26/2013

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Como Zoo To Introduce Baby Giraffe

A week after its birth, a baby giraffe will make its debut at the Como Zoo. The zoo says the baby female giraffe was born 5-feet-8-inches tall and 130 pounds last Sunday.

09/05/2013

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Best Places For Graduation Parties In Minnesota

Host a graduation party that is a hit with both the grad and guests at one of these Minnesota spots.

05/03/2013

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Como Park Zoo Introduces New Gorilla Exhibit

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory has a new exhibit open, featuring Japanese style bonsai trees. And work is underway to create a new outdoor space for the zoo’s seven gorillas.

04/24/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Kid’s Birthday Party

Planning a child’s birthday party can be difficult. There are only so many times you can eat pizza and play skee ball.

04/18/2013

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Big New Plans For The Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is going to be going through some pretty big changes over the next 15 or 20 years. That’s if all the elements of a Master Plan go into effect.

03/31/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Freeport Reindeer Ranch Ready For Christmas

In less than a week Santa will be loading his sleigh and visiting the homes of children all around the world.

12/18/2012

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Minnesota Zoo Reports All-Time Record Attendence

It was a big year for the Minnesota Zoo.

07/02/2012

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Floods Wreak Havoc In Lake Superior Zoo

Several animals escaped from their cages and more than a dozen drowned at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth due to flooding.

06/20/2012

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Justin Bieber’s Snake, Johnson, Finds New Home In MN

Justin Bieber’s “Johnson” is now in Minnesota.

03/08/2012