The non-profit was founded in 1987 by the 88-year-old Fran Heitzman.
Spring is here, but Mother Nature doesn't seem to have received the memo.
Forget winter. It's always tropical in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.
Weather was the headline story this week, but we also had time for a visit with a master falconer and a sheep farm where lambing season is underway. All that and more in our photos of the week.
Master falconer Frank Taylor, in his backyard with his red-tailed hawk Mim. Taylor and Mim and have been training and hunting together for the past eight years. Taylor is passionate about falconry, an activity that's been around for thousands of years.
A mix of rain, sleet and snow fell over much of Minnesota Wednesday night and Thursday, bringing difficult conditions for driving, and even walking, in many parts of the state.
An ice storm has caused wide-spread power outages in southwest Minnesota. Transmission lines feeding power to the city of Worthington are down and the city has declared a state of emergency, giving officials the authority to coordinate relief efforts with state and federal agencies.
The cities of Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead, Minn. have purchased and removed hundreds of flood-prone homes along the Red River since the record flood of 2009. As a result, the cities require fewer sandbags and less manpower when fighting floods now. The region is gearing up for another major flood this year.
Spring brings new life to the landscape. MPR visited a small Minnesota farm near Pelican Rapids, to experience a yearly ritual, the birth of a new crop of lambs.
Minnesota has 3,000 sheep farms and more than 130,000 sheep according to the state Board of Animal Health.
This week: The intersection of bicycles and art, the Twins' chilly start to their season and sandbag operations got under way in the Red River Valley. All that and more in our photos of the week gallery.
Volunteers in Fargo, N.D., started filling sandbags Wednesday in preparation for flooding along the Red River expected later this month. The city will fill enough sandbags to be prepared for a record flood, but will need only about half the sandbags it used in 2009 because of permanent flood measures installed since then.