Take a walk through the Australian Outback — at the Minnesota Zoo

Take a walk through the Australian Outback — at the Minnesota Zoo

In total, 18 kangaroos and 18 smaller wallabies — as well as nearly a dozen joeys nursing in pouches — will roam the 5-acre parcel.
Local

Buckthorn-eating goats to debut in Minneapolis parks Tuesday

May 26
Buckthorn-eating goats to debut in Minneapolis parks Tuesday
The Park Board hopes the goats allow the agency to cut down on the use of herbicides.
Local

Minneapolis City Council asks staff to draft $15 minimum wage ordinance

May 26
Minneapolis City Council asks staff to draft $15 minimum wage ordinance
Public hearing and City Council vote are set for June; some details still being worked out.
South Metro
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At least 2 die on Minnesota roads as holiday weekend begins

The 79-year-old's death was the first reported fatality of what is often a deadly stretch of days on Minnesota roads.
West Metro
10:02am

Charges: Man killed parents in Eden Prairie with screwdriver

The 38-year-old had recently been released from a civil commitment for mental health issues.
Stage & Arts
8:39am

More than the rooster is new at the revamped Sculpture Garden

The $10 million makeover acaps a yearslong transformation of the Walker's campus led by Olga Viso, the art center's executive director. And the garden's June 3 reopening marks a major moment for the city, which is gussying itself up to host the Super Bowl next year.
West Metro
8:32am

Minnesota boaters face a new regulation, speed rules for Memorial Day

New law this year requires carbon monoxide detectors on boats with enclosed cabins.
North Metro
7:41am

Hennepin County, YMCA partner on water survival skills for kids

New program will give swim lessons to low-income kids.
Stage & Arts
7:28am
A man at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden looks at "Scaffold," by Sam Durant, a piece that depicts the 1862 hangings of 38 Dakota men.

Walker director expresses regret over new scaffold sculpture

Olga Viso penned an open letter to a St. Paul American Indian newspaper about the piece, "Scaffold" (2012), which references the execution by hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato in 1862.
South Metro
May 26

In Shakopee, Sioux finding ways to recycle rainwater

The project will reuse storm runoff for residential lawns.
East Metro
May 26

At Bethel University, eight special students celebrate a milestone

First graduating class of Bethel University Inclusive Learning and Development program is filled with pride and excitement.
East Metro
May 26

Fine dining keeps expanding in a onetime 'desert' of White Bear Lake

Mizu, in White Bear Lake, arrives in June as the latest entry.
West Metro
May 26

Fans of prized Edina fishing hole, Minnehaha Creek rapids fight to save them

Some in Edina head to the City Council on Tuesday to oppose the plan to alter the creek in Arden Park.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
May 26
Kandice Cogbill kept her daughters Amelia, 3 and Malorie, 6, busy whil...

Travel season expected to be brisk as Memorial Day weekend kicks it off

The preferred mode of transport: Driving
Minneapolis
May 26

Minneapolis police will boost patrols over Memorial Day weekend

The goal is to find drunken drivers and add officers in trouble-prone areas of the city.
St. Paul
May 26

8 counterdemonstrators charged in scuffles at pro-Trump rally in St. Paul

Ramsey County attorney said the right to assemble peacefully was at stake.
Minneapolis
May 26

Bonding bill includes $115M for projects in Mpls., St. Paul

Road projects and the Como Zoo seal habitat are among the projects included in the bill.
Local
May 26
Gov. Mark Dayton addressed the media Friday about the end of legislative session.

Dayton says he is undecided on signing all 10 budget bills

The governor leveled criticism at some features of the plan, particularly the tax bill, after the Legislature wrapped up its special session at 3 a.m. Friday.
Minneapolis
May 26

Dan Dailey, who helped establish Cedar Lake Park and trail, dies at 68

His efforts to establish Cedar Lake Park contributed to the creation in 1995 of the pioneering Cedar Lake Trail.
Local
May 26

Corrections for May 27, 2017

An obituary on B4 Friday incorrectly identified a group receiving state funding. It is Minnesota Farm Advocates.   A column on D6 Monday was unclear…
East Metro
May 26

Last inmate from hijacked van of prisoners is caught in Mpls.

The pursuit for 10 escaped prisoners started this morning after an inmate hijacked a transport van.
West Metro
May 26
Cowboy Jack�s Bar in Plymouth, MN. Folks chatting at the bar on a Frid...

Plymouth explores setting earlier bar close, penalizing Cowboy Jack's

The city says five DWI arrests so far this year involved people who drank at Cowboy Jack's.
Local
May 26

Wander with kangaroos in new Minnesota Zoo exhibit

New Minnesota Zoo exhibit lets visitors hang with kangaroos with no cages.