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APPLE VALLEY, Minn.—The oldest snow monkey in North America died Sunday at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. Nikko, a Japanese macaque (commonly referred to as snow monkeys), celebrated his 34th birthday in September, according to a news release issued Monday by zoo officials. Nikko nearly doubled the average life expectancy of his species, which is 18 years, the news release said. He arrived at the zoo in 2001.
STOCKHOLM, Wis. — Throughout the summer, the village of Stockholm has thrown a party on the second Friday of each month. The last chance in 2017 to enjoy this village-wide festivity, known as the "Stockholm Stroll," with free food and drink, artist demonstrations, games and cozy bonfires, will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. The event is free and open to the public.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a Minnesota case challenging a state law that allows sex offenders to remain locked up indefinitely. The court announced Monday, Oct. 2, that it will not take up the case. In not hearing it, the court allows an early 2017 ruling by a federal appeals court to stand. The appeals decision overturned a lower court decision that found the sex offender program unconstitutional. The appeals ruling removed requirements for immediate changes.
BreakAway Arts and Cafe, Caring Hands Massage and Spa, and MindfulMotion Pilates, Fitness and Ayurveda are teaming up to offer two new classes beginning next month in Hastings.
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
MINNEAPOLIS—An Apple Valley, Minn., man has pleaded guilty to killing a St. Paul woman in a car crash after drinking and driving last summer in Minneapolis. Israel Delos Santos, 30, pleaded guilty Friday, Sept. 22, to one count of criminal vehicular homicide—driving with alcohol concentration above 0.08.
Westfields cardiac rehab program receives certification
Red Wing Fire Department responded at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, to a call from Prairie Island water treatment facility. A large chlorine tank was slowly leaking from a valve inside the building, creating a hazardous environment. St. Paul Fire Department, the nearest hazmat team, was requested and responded with hazmat units and specialized equipment to help firefighters make entry, stop the leak and ventilate the building. Firefighters were on scene for four hours. Prairie Island tribal police also assisted on the scene. No injuries were reported, authorities said.
ST. PAUL—Bob Dylan will return to the Twin Cities for the first time in three years when he headlines St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 25 with support from gospel singer Mavis Staples. Tickets are priced from $129.50 to $52.50 and go on sale at noon Friday through Ticketmaster.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—This year's Minnesota State Fair was yet another record-breaker. Attendance over the 12 days this year was 1,997,320, the Fair announced Tuesday morning. That beats last year's record of 1,943,719. Along with setting the record for the year, fairgoers also broke three daily records. Here's the attendance by day: • Thursday, Aug. 24: 117,877; • Friday, Aug. 25: 125,324; • Saturday, Aug. 26: 158,525; • Sunday, Aug. 27: 197,891; • Monday, Aug. 28: 144,504 — record; • Tuesday, Aug. 29: 132,120;