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Winter Activities at Wood Lake Nature Center

Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield has plenty of upcoming events to get you ready for the winter season.  

Case Dismissed Against Metro Man Who Trapped Wild Cats

A judge has dismissed the case against a North St. Paul man cited for trapping wild cats, taking them to be spayed or neutered, and releasing them.

Asian Carp are Here, What's Next?  Forum Scheduled Next Week

As we told you yesterday on KSTP.com, Minnesota DNR officials say tests came back positive for Asian Carp DNA downstream from the Ford Dam in Minneapolis.

Now, Minneapolis officials say they'll hold a forum early next week to talk about the impact on the city's riverfront.

Metro Racoons Sick & Dying from Distemper

Metro Racoons Sick & Dying from Distemper

You may have seen the signs....raccoons in your neighborhood with tremors, seizures, they're lethargic, vomiting, have a runny discharge from the nose and eyes...and above all, no fear of humans.

Edina City officials say that's because the animals are sick and dying from canine distemper throughout the metro area.

Animal Control officials say people can't get the disea

Warning to Minnesota Drivers: Deer Season is Here

Fall is here and that means it can be more dangerous for drivers on the roads because of Minnesota's population of more than one million deer.

State officials say the animals are moving around because it's deer breeding season and while crops are being harvested.

Warning for Drivers: Deer Season is Here

Warning for Drivers: Deer Season is Here

Fall is here and it means it can be more dangerous for drivers on the roads because of Minnesota's deer population--the MnDNR says there are one million deer out there.

State officials say the animals are moving around because it's deer breeding season and because crops are being harvested.

More than a third of the 7,751 deer-vehicle crashes in the past three years statewid

Time to Trim Trees: Emerald Ash Borer Hibernates

Time to Trim Trees: Emerald Ash Borer Hibernates

If you have an ash tree in your yard now is the perfect time to trim it up or take it down.

The emerald ash borer, a beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, is hibernating until spring.

The beetle is inactive between Labor Day and May 1st most years, but since this year has been unusually warm, it was active through September.