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VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. — Vadnais Heights is cancelling plans for a giant ice castle that would have coincided with the 2018 Super Bowl. Mayor Bob Fletcher said the owner of the primary property where the city's Northern Lights and Ice Festival was to take place next winter recently decided to not lease the land to the city north of St. Paul. A good alternative site could not be found before the city was to begin entering into contracts and incurring costs, so the festival won't go on.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—Once again, thousands poured in through the gates to hear the Minnesota State Fair sing its swan song to summer. And boy did they pour in this year. The Great Minnesota Get-Together attracted a record number 1,943,719 fairgoers over the 12 days that ended Labor Day. That's up about 9 percent from last year and about 7 percent from 2014, which previously held the attendance record with 1,824,830 visitors.
Cougar populations are making a comeback in the Midwest, but the cats likely won’t be letting out a big roar in Minnesota anytime soon. A new study coauthored by a...
ST. PAUL — While some will be burning off their Thanksgiving calories by frantically pushing a shopping cart through the aisles of a large retailer on Black Friday, the state of Minnesota has another idea. In an effort to encourage Minnesotans to explore the great outdoors on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Nov.
This could be a great year for fall color in much of Minnesota.
While drivers may be thinking about saving animals' lives when swerving to avoid them, they're neglecting to consider that they could be putting human lives in danger. That's the message from the Minnesota State Patrol following the release of a video showing drivers on Interstate 35W near Mounds View swerving suddenly to avoid hitting a duck and its ducklings. "I cringed when I saw it, because I was waiting for a crash," said Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the State Patrol.
Minnesota has seen a jump in the number of children poisoned by e-cigarettes and their liquid refillables, the Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday. From 2013 to 2014, the number...
APPLE VALLEY, Minn.—Members of one of the most endangered animal species in the world have a new home at the Minnesota Zoo. Five Hawaiian monk seals, from a worldwide population estimated at just 1,100, have arrived at the zoo's Discovery Bay.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Before someone commits to life with a rabbit, a test run might be a good idea. STEM Bunnies offers families the chance to do just that. Based...
MINNEAPOLIS -- A student at the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus was attacked with a chemical irritant and raped in a parking lot early Monday, according to a crime alert sent by the school. The student was scraping snow from her car about 12:45 a.m. in an apartment parking lot near Eighth Street Southeast and 13th Avenue Southeast when a male approached her from behind and sprayed her in the face with the irritant.