Blanding's Turtles May Go On Federal Endangered ListThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is concerned about a rare turtle that may soon find itself on the list of endangered species. The Blanding's turtle lives in a small number of states and provinces in the Midwest, New England, and southeastern Canada.
Holiday Season Off To Warm, Gloomy StartThe most wonderful time of the year is getting off to a gloomy start. Cloudy skies and fog hung over the downtown Minneapolis skyline most the day. At this Christmas tree lot at the Farmer's Market, owner Scott Barriball compared the forecast to those of years past.
Best Cheap Activities To Do With Kids In MinnesotaWhen planning a fun family outing, sometimes the price tag of the chosen activity can take the ‘fun’ right out of it. Save some cash by checking out these five fun finds, each with a current cost of less than $5 per person.
Nice Weather & New Toys Make Fun Day After ChristmasSanta dropped off a lot of new sleds, skates and skis in Minnesota this week, and the day after Christmas was just about perfect to use them. Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove was crowded with people hitting the slopes on Thursday. "Man, this is the best way to burn energy," said Manie Vaidyanathan of Maple Grove. It was the kind of winter day that Minnesotans live for: mild temperatures and snow that's nice and thick.
Best Dog Walking Trails In MinnesotaIf your pooch could talk, he would likely say “bow-wow” when you set foot on any one of these amazing dog walking trails within Minnesota.
Best Playgrounds In MinnesotaBreak free from your local, go-to park and try one of these unique Twin Cities playgrounds. They are sure to elicit squeals of delight from kids and sighs of relief from adults.
Maple Grove Pond Drowning Victim IdentifiedThe Maryland man who drowned in a Maple Grove park pond on Saturday has been identified.
Police: Maryland Man Drowns In Maple Grove PondA Maryland man drowned in a Maple Grove park pond Saturday evening, Hennepin County police said.
Body Found In Park IN Dayton, Minn. IdentifiedThe Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified a body found at the Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Possible Human Remains Found In Dayton, Minn.A man may have found a body in a park in Maple Grove, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.
Best Hiking Trails In The Twin CitiesIf Minnesota is known for one thing, it's the great outdoors and hiking is one of the best ways to experience it. So lace up your boots and hit some of the best hiking trails in the Twin Cities.