The overhaul would take about a year and a half to design and another 18 months to build once the zoo obtains funding. It would tear out the existing outdoor display and replace it with a pair of salt water pools for sea lions that would be open year round.
St. Paul police spokesman Paul Paulos says paramedics were called to the scene where the woman was found outside about 7:30 a.m.. The 58-year-old victim was pronounced dead shortly after. The temperature at the time had dipped to 16 below zero.
The money will pay for the state and city's portion of the $1 billion stadium, now under construction in Minneapolis. The Vikings have pledged just over $500 million for the project.
Gov. Mark Dayton said this morning he thinks the Super Bowl could have a huge economic impact in Minnesota in 2018.
Schools are closed, the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus has canceled classes, dozens of roads are closed and travelers were stranded Sunday night as another polar deep freeze descended on Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.
A patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter died Wednesday night from injuries inflicted by another patient, the state's Department of Human Services said Thursday morning.
Kim Schwich says her son Robbie Sheets, of Litchfield, was among the wounded. She talked to him on Monday, and he told her he'd been shot in the back and legs in the attack at a forward operating base.
The $957 million project is on budget. Even though the line has not opened, the project has spurred about 100 development projects totaling a $1.7 billion investment along the corridor that have been built, planned or are under way, according to the Met Council.
Stadium opponent Doug Mann's plea to the Minnesota Supreme Court earlier this month was the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass -- a last minute, long shot attempt to beat the Vikings in court.
The decision today clears a late obstacle that threatened to hold up construction and delay a planned 2016 opening.
The university added three officers to its police ranks. It's also adding dozens of new security cameras, extending hours of shuttle bus services, and rolling out key-card access to all university buildings.
Authorities say the gate arms at that intersection were down at the time when the train struck and killed the man. The train stopped a short time later. Passengers were taken by bus and other trains to their destinations.
The veteran Democratic political strategist, columnist and television commentator Donna Brazile delivered the keynote address at 24th annual Martin Luther King Holiday Breakfast in Minneapolis, and thanked the slain Civil Rights leader for paving the way for her success.
The company building the new stadium, Mortenson Construction, says the Metrodome is expected to be completely demolished and hauled away in about four months.
Drunk driving, failure to buckle up, speeding and distracted driving are the four factors that still account for most of the fatalities on Minnesota roads.