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Visions Of Spring: Mpls. Boat Show Readies For Thursday

A lineup of some 700 boats threaded towards the Minneapolis Convention Center past huge piles of snow. On a sub-zero January day, it is a sight for sore eyes.

01/28/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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Clean Up Stations Making It Easier For Minn. To Fend Off Zebra Mussels

The fight against invasive plants and animals just got easier. That’s good news because zebra mussels are becoming an increasingly bigger problem in Minnesota.

07/21/2013

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High Water Levels Dash Many July Fourth Plans

A frustrating Fourth of July is in store for some Twin Cities families. Several lakes and rivers have dangerously high water levels in addition to storm debris floating on or just below the surface. The water is moving so fast that the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and near Minnehaha Park has been off limits to all boaters for the last ten days. The locks for commercial barges just reopened Wednesday, but recreational boating is still prohibited.

07/03/2013

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Who Will Clean Up The Massive St. Paul Log Jam?

If your Fourth of July plans have you on the Mississippi River, there is one area where boats can’t travel. A log jam near Raspberry Island in downtown St. Paul, has doubled in size since last Friday.

07/01/2013

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3 Miss. River Locks Closed To Recreational Traffic In Mpls.

The recent bouts of rainy weather mean people can’t travel up and down the Mississippi River as far as they may like to. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed three of the Minneapolis locks to recreational traffic over the weekend. It could be a week before the river is low enough to be safe. Commercial traffic can still get through.

06/24/2013

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After Cable Snap, Stillwater Lift Bridge Could Be In Down Position For Week

The Stillwater Lift Bridge has been closed after a cable snapped Sunday evening, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT spokesman Kent Barnard says the cable snapped at around 8 p.m. Now, the bridge is in down position and closed to traffic from boats 6-feet tall or higher. Once a replacement cable arrives, it will take a week to install, weather permitting.

06/17/2013

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DNR Out In Full Force Checking Boats For Zebra Mussels

On Monday, some hearty people took the day to launch their boats for the season. But before they got in the water, their boats had to be inspected for invasive species.

05/27/2013

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Boaters Soaked By High Gas Prices

Brooke Welch is out on Lake Minnetonka, enjoying a boat ride that’s been months in the making. “It’s been a long winter, really cold so we are happy to be out on the water,” Welch said. Unfortunately for most boaters enjoying the weekend on water, gas prices in Minnesota are third highest in the nation – right behind Alaska and Hawaii.

05/18/2013

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Park Rapids Preps For Fishing Opener Onslaught

Park Rapids will be jumping in mere hours with the arrival of the Governor. Tim Young is a great ambassador for the ice-cold 2013 fishing opener. He’s been here before.

05/09/2013

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DNR Debuts Zebra Mussel-Sniffing Dogs

Minnesota is now the second state in the U.S. to use dogs to sniff out zebra mussels.

05/06/2013

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Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ending

The shipping season is coming to an end on the Upper Mississippi River.

11/30/2012

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Taylors Falls Boat Tours Cut Short Due To Drought Conditions

The beautiful dry weather has been perfect for getting out on a fall color tour, but the dry conditions also mean low water levels on many rivers.

09/20/2012

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 8-14!

The Olympics are over, time for whole new batch of your favorite awesome videos….Let’s get this thing going gang! Vote by clicking the link!

08/13/2012

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Caught On Tape: Thieves Target Lake Minnetonka Boats

It was a beautiful July evening when Steve McCulloch, his brother and nephew decided to spend the night on McCulloch’s boat in the West Arm of Lake Minnetonka a little more than a week ago.

07/31/2012

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