Due to recent flooding caused by days of heavy rain, Waterville in southern Minnesota is mostly under water. “Nobody’s ever seen it, and you can never be prepared for it,” said resident Brian Spatenka.
Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes offer wide-open spaces for fast boats and personal watercraft. But for a quieter, more relaxing day on the water, there are seven rivers in the state, designated as “wild, scenic and recreational.”
A 21-year-old firefighter has died after his pickup truck rolled into the Cannon River on Saturday morning, according to authorities.
A Minnesota woman is warning others to be careful and wear lifejackets while riding rivers, which may appear calm but can quickly turn rough and possibly life-threatening.
People in Cannon Valley are slowly recovering after torrential rain left roads underwater, basements flooded and farm fields soaked.
Nobody in the southern part of the state needed Sunday night’s rain — it’s already water-logged.
The Cannon River is still going at a fast pace Saturday in downtown Canon Falls. But it has dropped 8 feet in 24 hours. As the river receded, the scale of the damage downtown became evident.
Water levels have receded in Cannon Falls, and weather officials say a new round of storms isn’t expected to make things worse.
The Cannon River has fallen 8 feet from its Thursday morning crest, and the Little Cannon River is just inches from being back within its banks, according to the Cannon Falls Police Department.
Water receded in Cannon Falls on Friday, and officials were cautiously optimistic the worst was over after heavy rains sent the Cannon River and the Little Cannon River over their banks earlier in the day and prompted a voluntary evacuation of about two dozen homes.
A Faribault man was sentenced to more than four years in prison in Rice County Court on Tuesday in connection with an accident that killed a 20-year-old woman.
Three months after their daughter disappeared in the Cannon River, a Faribault couple feel they have closure.