WHEN?

11 a.m.

Como Park Zoo celebrates New Year with activities leading up to ball drop at noon.

WHERE?

North Mississippi Regional Park

New Year's Day Snowshoe Hike tours the park and ends with cocoa. 1-3 p.m.

WHO?

Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center

"It's only fair that utilities ... prove they need an increase before automatically applying any temporary rate hike."