Horse racing season begins at Canterbury Park

They're off to the races! The live racing season at Canterbury Park in Shakopee begins Wednesday night. There will be races four days a week: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. This summer racing season will also feature the popular corgi races, English bulldog races, basset hound races, as well as extreme race day with camels, ostriches and zebras.

Help local nonprofit wrap families in need in warmth

Have any new or gently used blankets? Drop them off at any of four locations across the metro from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. A local nonprofit will use them to help keep families in need warm.