More than 1,400 acoustic tiles are being installed at the Great Ape House in Washington, D.C. to help reduce the noise levels by 40 percent. The National Zoo is also planning to install the custom tiles in the Amazonia Science Gallery, as well as the Written in Bones exhibit at the Museum of Natural History.
MN health officials warn of potential for measles outbreak amid rise in cases
A recent case among a child with no travel history is prompting heightened concern.
Four-year-old boy dies in accident on western Wisconsin farm
The boy was struck by a skid steer, according to police.
Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge hits the market for $6M
The restaurant will remain open while the property is on the market.
Apartments, brewery proposed for site of former Minneapolis lumberyard
The developer is proposing two buildings connected via skyway.
'Exceptionally rare' meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro
Had it struck in today's world, much of the Twin Cities would've been wiped out.
Organizers seeking ideas for 'reimagining' of Grand Old Day
A task force is set to begin meeting next month to reimagine the event.
Police hunt carjacker who shot father as he protected daughter at Cub Foods
The incident happened Saturday.
Eveleth man gets 11 years for selling woman fentanyl that led to fatal OD
Torisa Sulvoris Wallace, 39, was sentenced to 134 months in prison in U.S. District Court in Virginia Thursday.
Man seriously injured after being struck by driver while skateboarding
The crash remains under investigation.
Authorities identify construction worker killed in downtown St. Paul
The crash remains under investigation.
Brian O'Hara selected as new Minneapolis police chief
O'Hara currently serves a deputy mayor role in Newark, New Jersey.
Darby's bar in Minneapolis' North Loop to close after 11 years
The business announced it will be closing in October.
Dolphins leaving Minnesota Zoo
Allie and Selmo were originally going to be sent to another facility while their tank at Discovery Bay was being renovated. However, zoo officials said in a letter that "due to the low availability of dolphins and the urgency of other zoo development priorities ... we do not foresee exhibiting dolphins in the building's aquatic environments."
Lake Superior Zoo reopening
It's been more than three weeks now since Feisty the seal and Berlin the polar bear rode the floodwaters out of their zoo enclosure and into a media spotlight. Their Polar Shores exhibit remains empty while officials at the Duluth zoo decide whether to revive it. But the rest of the Lake Superior Zoo reopens to visitors Friday for the first time since the flood. One official calls it a step toward a return to normalcy.
Como Zoo's seahorse exhibit features creatures known as 'super dads'
A new Father's Day-friendly exhibit at the Como Zoo in St. Paul is dedicated to nature's "super dad" -- the seahorse. Seahorses are one of the only animals on Earth whose fathers carry the unborn young until they hatch.
DNR and Minnesota Zoo team up to manage bison herd
The Minnesota Zoo and the Department of Natural Resources will cooperatively manage a herd of bison at state parks and a zoo exhibit. The herd will be genetically pure, unlike most modern-day bison which have domestic cattle in their family tree.
Minnesota Zoo opens exhibit for iconic black bears
Decades after the question was first raised about whether to display one of the enduring symbols of the Minnesota woods, three black bears have arrived at the Minnesota Zoo in a new exhibit that opens Saturday.
Lawmakers want probe of dolphin exhibit at Minn. Zoo
Days after the Legislature approved $4 million for the Minnesota Zoo — for what many legislators thought would be used to refurbish the dolphin tanks there — the zoo announced an end to the popular exhibit. But zoo officials were thinking about moving the dolphins several months before they told the public, or the Legislature, according to documents obtained by MPR News.
Zoo CEO: No way to save dolphin exhibit
Minnesota Zoo CEO and Director Lee Ehmke is trying to clarify why the zoo will soon discontinue its dolphins exhibition. There are two main reasons, he said, "the welfare of the two beloved dolphins currently at the zoo, and the fiscal and logistical challenges of acquiring a viable dolphin group to replace them." There are just "no viable" options to keep it going, he said.
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