Museum of Illusions opens in Mall of America

A new museum in the Twin Cities is centered around the magic of optical illusions. The Museum of Illusions is open now at the Mall of America on the second floor near the North entrance. The attraction has 60 different exhibits focused on vision, perception and the human brain. Guides are on site to help explain the illusions and assist with photography and tickets start at $20 and are available on the Museum of Illusions official website.

Musical celebration planned at Schmitt Music’s new flagship store

This weekend, the Twin Cities newest and most extravagant music center is honoring the Trombone. Schmitt Music is hosting Twin Cities Trombone Day at its new flagship store in Bloomington. The event is free and open to all. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday April 8. The day will be filled with performances, clinics, and presentations. The special guest is Sasha Romero, a principal trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City. She’ll be performing at 1 p.m. and hosting a masterclass at 4 p.m.

Victims of double murder-suicide in Bloomington remembered

Last Wednesday in Bloomington, police discovered three men shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide. Now the family of Dominick Dahmen, 25, and Dale Dahmen, 55, a father and son killed in that shooting, are opening up about what has been taken from them.