Cities Pass Crooked Lake Wake RestrictionsOn a sunny fall day, a passing speedboat on Crooked Lake creates a postcard-like setting. It is an opportunity for peaceful recreation without leaving the metro. But the sounds of passing speedboats caused some homeowners to fear losing their shoreline during the summer of 2014.
Volunteers Clean Up Lake MinnetonkaAn effort to clean up a popular Twin Cities lake is underway Saturday. Dozens of volunteers will comb the beaches and shoreline of Lake Minnetonka to pick up all the trash left behind from a busy summer of boating. They will also hand out garbage bags at boat launches to encourage boaters to recycle.
Man, 76, Drowns After Pontoon OverturnsA 76-year-old Clara City, Minnesota, man drowned Friday after his pontoon boat flipped over on a small lake in Kandiyohi County.
'Floating Library' Connects Books To BoatersOn this sunny Saturday, we take you to a library checkout line that was very backed up. But the available books were in a rather unique location -- the middle of Silver Lake in St. Anthony. Silverwood Park is hosting a unique to way for storytelling this weekend, called "The Floating Library."
Lake Minnetonka's Gray's Bay Marina Closing For ConstructionBoaters will want to plan ahead next week before hitting Lake Minnetonka. Work on the Metropolitan Council sewer lines is closing boat access at Gray's Bay Marina from Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7.
DNR: Inspect Your Boat Before Hitting The WaterWith warmer weather finally looking like it might be here to stay for a while, there are things the Minnesota DNR would like you to know before getting into the water.
DNR: Beware Of Very Cold Water While BoatingNow that the ice is out, a lot of people are getting ready to put their boats on lakes and rivers. But the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says not so fast.
Despite Early ‘Ice-Out,’ Twin Cities Lakes Remain Dangerously ColdThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says this year's minimal snowfall and mild winter made the "ice-out" come earlier this year, but they say the water is still dangerously cold.
Minneapolis Boat Show Comes To The Convention CenterA little patch of summer has popped up in snowy Minneapolis -- the Boat Show is at the Convention Center. It's a chance to check out the latest watercraft, engines, electronics and gear.
Boaters Make Up For Lost Time Now That Wake Restrictions Have Been LiftedBusinesses and boaters around one of Minnesota's most popular lakes say it's time to salvage summer. All wake restrictions have now been lifted for Lake Minnetonka. Boaters have been forced to slow down since early June when severe storms raised the lake to record levels. They're glad to be back to normal.
Guide To Yellowstone National ParkRefer to this visitor's guide to Yellowstone National Park - the world's first national park featuring more geysers than any other location in the world.
Lake Minnetonka Is Back in BusinessFor many boaters on Lake Minnetonka, full speed never felt so good. "Everybody hasn't been burning much fuel this year, but they're burning a lot of fuel today," said boater Steve Leighton. "All the boats are running wide open out there today, a there's a lot of waves."