40,000 tulips in bloom at the Arboretum

The showy tulip bloom is underway at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The bloom is expected to last at least another week if not two. There are 135 varieties on display. The bulbs were planted in the fall by a mix of staff and volunteers over 520 hours. To keep up with the status of the tulips keep an eye on the Arboretum’s social media pages. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is located at 3675 Arboretum Drive in Chaska. Online tickets are required in advance for all Arboretum visitors.

Spring is in bloom at the Arboretum

Though it has been a warm winter, it isn’t quite time for spring blooms, except at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Their Spring Flower Show opened on Feb. 8 and will run through March 10. The Arboretum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are also special events planned on some events, including Date Nights on Feb. 15, Feb. 22, and Feb. 29. The highlights of the event include floor-to-ceiling flower installations in the Oswald Visitor Center and a plethora of orchids in the Conservatory.

MN Landscape Arboretum's delicate pumpkin patch

The Glass Pumpkin Patch event is back at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This year, a dozen award-winning glass artists have hand-blown 5,000 pumpkins and placed them in the gardens in and around the Snyder Building. The weekend event will include free glass-blowing demonstrations and opportunities to chat with the artists. The event runs from Sept. 15-17. All the pumpkins are for sale. Tickets to the Arb must be purchased ahead of time. The pumpkin patch experience is included in general admission tickets.

Dogs left abandoned in Chaska

The Chaska Police Department says they've seen an uptick in dog dumpings over the last month, and one of those cases even resulted in criminal charges.

Chaska police chase ends in scary wreck

From our cameras, it didn't look good... But police say everyone involved in a bad wreck in Shakopee is expected to survive after a person driving a reportedly stolen vehicle slammed into another driver.

Spring Flower Show at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Spring Flower Show runs Feb. 3-26 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This year's themes is Gardening With Nature, featuring an emphasis on gardens that benefit birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects.