Big Sandy Lake
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says tests find bacterial levels are safe at Big Sandy Lake near McGregor.
Some are calling this round of flooding along the Ponderosa point of Big Sandy Lake the worst since 1950.
At Big Sandy Lake, the water is up 6 feet, 6 inches and it’s still rising. The lake can’t drain into the Mississippi River as it usually does, because the river is swollen from last week’s storms.
Minnesota’s vacation-land, Aitkin County, is rolling out a water-logged welcome mat.
New special fishing regulations for certain Minnesota lakes and other general rule changes for the 2011 fishing season become effective Tuesday.