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."
CentraCare pausing COVID tests for asymptomatic people
It's due to a low supply of tests and staff.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 14
More than 11,000 cases for a second day in a row.
Mashed.com's choice for MN's best sandwich? A famous burger
Is the Juicy Lucy great? Yes. But we can't help but think some sandwiches may have been overlooked.
Boundary Waters permits available next week, but there won't be as many
The number available this year have been cut after increased visitation that's led to congestion and damage to natural resources.
Four arrested after attempted carjacking at Moorhead gas station
The incident occurred at around 3:40 p.m. at the Travel Mart in Moorhead.
App linked to bullying resurfaces in MN, prompting warning from school
The app allows users to anonymously send messages to anyone else with the app.
Hudson woman killed in crash, pickup driver possibly drunk-driving
The crash occurred at around 12:16 a.m. Thursday.
What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2022?
Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.
Ex-Viking Asiata's son in critical condition after double-fatal shooting
Two teenage boys were killed and Ephraim Asiata was critically wounded.
Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge briefly closed after person climbs to the top
The famous bridge was closed to traffic for more than an hour Thursday evening.
State Patrol: 6-year-old girl hit, killed on Highway 169
The girl was on the highway when she was struck.
Son arrested for killing of father in south Minneapolis home
It marks the second homicide in Minneapolis this year.
Minnesota Zoo puts on last dolphin show
The dolphin show at the Minnesota Zoo is no more. Friday marked the final day for dolphin shows at the zoo after 35 years of performances. Organizers say that the two remaining dolphins -- Allie and Selmo -- will be moving to a new, undetermined location. While the shows are done, the zoo is starting a "Farewell Week" Saturday, where people can stop by to view the dolphins and see them interact with trainers.
Stingrays may replace dolphins at Minnesota Zoo
Schools of fish and stingrays will likely replace dolphins at the Minnesota Zoo, at least in the short term, MPR reports. The zoo decided this spring it would no longer house dolphins after one died in February, leaving only two in the collection.
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.
Minn. Zoo director explains decision behind closure of dolphin exhibit
Questions and reactions following the announcement earlier this week about closure of Minnesota Zoo dolphin exhibit prompts director Lee Ehmke to release a statement clarifying the zoo's decision. Ehmke notes that the welfare of current dolphins is among the main reasons for the pending closure -- a move unpopular with a Facebook group who started a petition to keep the exhibit running.
Cause of baby dolphin death at the Minnesota Zoo remains uncertain
The Star Tribune reports the zoo's pathologist wasn't able to find anything specific as to why the young Atlantic bottlenose dolphin passed away from complications of a stomach ulcer in early February. This was the third baby dolphin to die at the zoo in the past six years.
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