What's making news in Minneapolis:

Sailing Calhoun (photo by Megan Tan)

Sailing Calhoun (photo by Megan Tan)

Park board limits access to lakes to stop invasive species: Park leaders in Minneapolis have imposed new restrictions on boat traffic on city lakes, a drastic effort to prevent the spread of invasive species that surprised anglers and conservation leaders. (Kelly Smith)

Zoning panel says no to Trader Joe's: The decision, which is likely to be ratified by the full City Council, effectively kills plans to build the grocery and liquor store at 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue S. It's the second time in three years Trader Joe's has tried unsuccessfully to locate on busy Lyndale Avenue. (Eric Roper)

Arts venues hopping on the bike bandwagon: As more people take to the streets by bicycle, cultural and entertainment institutions are courting riders who prefer to leave the car in the garage during their free time. Increasingly, these venues -- and the Twin Cities themselves -- are adapting to a vibrant bike culture that has become renowned since Minneapolis was named the nation's most bikeable city by Bicycling magazine in 2010. (Sharyn Jackson)

Surging Mississippi Rvier closing lock and dam to boats (Paul Walsh)

Drunken mom charged in toddler's death: Deqa Mohamed Yusuf, 23, was charged Tuesday with second-degree intentional murder in the drowning of the 2-year-old girl, who died June 17 after nearly three weeks in intensive care at Hennepin County Medical Center. (Abby Simons)

Police seek info on window smasher (Eric Roper)