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Northern Lights Photos by Zach Hagen

Northern Lights Photo by Zach Hagen

Zach Hagen shared several beautiful photos with the Mankato Gazette on Facebook today. The photos illustrate the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights, polar lights that illuminate the night sky as a result of solar gas cloud activity from the sun. FULL STORY

DNR: Avoid Boating Near St Anthony Falls Dam Area

Mississippi River boaters and paddlers are reminded that as of Wednesday, June 10, the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock in downtown Minneapolis will permanently close. FULL STORY

Long Street Road Work

At 7 a.m., Tuesday (June 9), Long Street (between Fair Street and Emerson Lane) will close for storm drain installation. The road is expected to reopen late Wednesday afternoon (June 10--weather permitting).

State parks and trails offer new bike tuneup areas

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has installed 31 new bicycle tune-up stations in state parks and on state trails FULL STORY