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Search For Shipwreck Yields Trove Of Uncertainty

Excited shipwreck hunters and scientists assembled in a Lake Michigan fishing village last June, hoping to solve a mystery dating back more than three centuries: the fate of a ship sailed by the 17th century French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, during a voyage of discovery extending from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

05/06/2014

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Eagle Crashes Into Boat Shrink Wrap On Interstate

A couple towing a boat to northern Minnesota got a surprise visitor: a bald eagle crashed through the shrink wrap while they were traveling on Interstate 94 in Wisconsin. The eagle dove across the top of the pickup truck of Scott and Marilyn Kregness as they crossed the Red Cedar River near Menomonie at about 70 miles an hour on Friday, according to the Chippewa Herald.

04/26/2014

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‘She Is My Lifesaver’: Man Credits Fiancée In River Rescue

A Minneapolis couple that first responders say were seconds away from drowning described Tuesday their dramatic rescue on the Mississippi River last week.

04/15/2014

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The World’s 7 Coolest Floating Hotels

From retired ocean liners and rock-themed submarines, to tricked-out houseboats and huts tied to inner tubes, here are seven of the world’s coolest.

03/19/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Place To See Fall Colors: Taylor’s Falls

In the land of 10,000 hues come autumn, WCCO viewers sent Matt Brickman to Taylors Falls, Minn., to get a taste of the state’s very best. Once in Taylors Falls, there’s also a vantage point that you won’t find just anywhere in Minnesota.

10/03/2013

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Capsized Duck Hunter’s Life Saved By Good Samaritan

A 61-year-old man is counting his blessings, happy to be alive after his boat capsized while duck hunting. Gary Veenhuis fell into Pelican Lake in Buffalo Township before sunrise Monday morning. The Albertville man was in the cold water for more than two hours. Then a stranger came along.

09/24/2013

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Cruise Line Ship Sinks In Hudson

A cruise line ship measuring approximately 60 feet and boasting multiple decks started sinking on Friday near Hudson, Wis. A report came in the overnight hours that the ship was taking on water.

08/30/2013

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Deputy Accused Of Molesting 4 Boys During Fishing Trips

A 29-year-old sheriff’s deputy in Mille Lacs County is accused of having inappropriate sexual conduct with four boys last month. Aaron Joseph Heuer, of Isle, Minn., faces a total of four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and another four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

07/23/2013

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Police: Juvenile Charged After Stealing Jeep, Boat From Albert Lea Driveway

Police in Albert Lea say they arrested a 17-year-old boy Sunday after he allegedly stole a Jeep and the boat it was towing, and led officers on a not-so-high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood.

07/08/2013

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DNR To Crack Down On Drunken Boating

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is ramping up enforcement this weekend against drunken boating.

06/29/2013

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Stillwater Life Bridge Now Open To Car, Boat Traffic

The Stillwater Lift Bridge has opened to both car and boat traffic sooner than expected, the Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The bridge resumed its normal lift schedule at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

06/19/2013

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No Injuries In Boat Fire On Lake Minnetonka

Authorities say there were no injuries in a fire that destroyed a boat on Lake Minnetonka Sunday.

06/16/2013

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Fishing Opener Water Temps? A Frigid 40-Some Degrees

Ice-out or not, Minnesota’s fishing opener is Saturday, and the DNR said beware that the water temperatures will be colder than normal.

05/08/2013

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Conditions Of Boat Launches Across Minn. Vary

With the fishing opener approaching Saturday, the conditions of boat launches across the state are a mixed bag.

05/05/2013

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Crews Search Lake For Trevino, Nothing Found

In their first search since the ice thawed, authorities sent a single boat out on Keller Lake Tuesday to search for the body of a missing woman.

04/30/2013

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