Leaving Canoe, 14-Year-Old Drowns In St. Croix RiverA 14-year-old girl drowned in the St. Croix River over the weekend while canoeing with her sibling and friends. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says that Taw Meh, of St. Paul, was south of Interstate Park at about 3:20 p.m. on Sunday when she and her group stopped on a sandbar.
Teen Trapped In Boundary Waters Tells His StoryA teenage boy is speaking after being trapped in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Asher Bloom got trapped under a rock in the water after his canoe went over a waterfall Wednesday afternoon.
5,200-Mile Canoe Journey To Arctic Reaches Twin CitiesFour young men from St. Cloud -- along with two of their friends -- are taking a spring break trip that's hard to fathom. Theirs is a nine-month journey that will wind through 10 states and five Canadian provinces.
Minnesota Canoe Couple Ponders Next AdventuresTwo experienced adventurers who paddled, portaged and sailed 2,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the nation's capital say they plan to keep up the fight in the new year to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from copper-nickel mining.
Minn. Couple Paddles To Wash. DC For BWCA ProtectionDave and Amy Freeman are making their way to Washington, D.C. -- in a canoe. The couple is paddling 2,000 miles from Ely to the nation's capitol. They're on a mission to draw attention to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Goin' To The Lake: Amelia & Angela Visit Ely (Day 2)This week, Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis loaded up their luggage into the Mobile Weather Watcher and took off Wednesday, heading almost four hours north to the gateway of the Boundary Waters.
Goin’ To The Lake: Amelia & Angela Visit Ely (Day 1)For twelve weeks this summer, leading up to the start of the Minnesota State Fair in August, WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio are highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
MN Officials Warn Of High Water Levels Across State Lakes, RiversAfter another round of rain this weekend, officials are reminding Minnesotans of the dangers on lakes and rivers when waters are high. When Robert Duncanson fell out of his canoe, he held onto a tree branch along the river. But the current was too much, and the branch snapped before help arrived.
Water Level, Debris Make Minnehaha Creek Unsafe For PaddlersYou may have to change your Memorial Day weekend plans if they include canoeing or kayaking down Minnehaha Creek. The recent rain caused high levels on Lake Minnetonka. As a result, water is being released into the creek to lower it. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District warns the release is causing unsafe conditions.
Wilderness Inquiry Gets Mpls. Students Canoeing, Fishing & Geocaching It’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors -- whether it’s hunting, fishing, or just taking in the fall colors. But if not for a pilot program in some Minneapolis high schools, a group of teenagers might not have ever had the chance to experience it all.
Woman Recalls Tragic Canoe Trip That Took Her Husband's LifeAn anniversary canoe trip to the boundary waters turned tragic for a Minnetonka couple. Dick and Elaine Barber had paddled into the Basswood River rapids before, but this time the water was high and fast and the canoe they were in tipped over.
Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip To Boundary WatersThe Boundary Waters is a region that extends from Canada through the United States border lying somewhere between Ontario and Minnesota. Countless paddles have come and gone through these crystal waters. Enjoy a getaway to voyageur country by making a trip yourself.