5 Traveling To Minn. Swept Away By High WaterA coroner says three adults and two children have drowned in southern Illinois after the vehicle they were riding in was swept away and sank in a rain-swollen creek.
Sheriff: Bus Stuck In High Water In Stearns County, Driver HurtA bus driver was hurt late Saturday night after his vehicle got stuck in high water after heavy rain came through central Minnesota, according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office.
Erosion From High Water Damaging Eagles' Homes Along Mississippi RiverA man who leads eagle cruises near Red Wing, Minn. has seen high waves and erosion damaging the trees that hold eagles' nests along the shore. Red Wing is in the process of drying out. The mighty Mississippi River is in the processes of purging itself of inanimate objects. Cruise director, Captain Rusty Mathiasmeier describes the scene as a river full of logs and trash.
‘No-Wake’ Restrictions On Several MN Lakes If you're planning on hitting the water this weekend, try not to make any waves. No-wake zones remain in effect on several area lakes because of the high water. On Prior Lake, a wall of sandbags is all that stands between the lake and several neighborhoods.
Flooding Closes 3 Rides At Valleyfair, Limits ParkingFlooding in Shakopee, Minn. has led to the closure of three rides Wednesday at a popular Twin Cities amusement park. According to officials at Valleyfair, the park has closed the Renegade and Excalibur rollercoasters and the Thunder Canyon water ride.
7 Tubers, 1 Kayaker Capsize In Waters Across The State Officials around the state are reminding people to be careful in recreational waters as heavy rains have caused high water and rapid current. In Fillmore County, seven people were rescued from the Root River on Sunday after they experienced trouble while tubing.
Slow Down On Lake Minnetonka Or Face A $178 Fine Go slow or get an expensive citation -- that's the message from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol. This is the first time Lake Minnetonka has ever had a minimum wake restriction on the entire lake. Deputies are on the water to educate and enforce the restriction.
Minnesota Officials Urging Boaters To Use CautionHigh water has Minnesota officials urging boaters to slow down and use caution as the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches. A no-wake zone is in effect on the St. Croix River from Taylors Falls, Minn., to Prescott, Wis.
Heavy Rains Cause Central Minnesota FloodingSome cars became stalled in St. Cloud as heavy rains caused street flooding in parts of the city.
High Water Prompts Ft. Snelling State Park ClosingThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has closed Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul because of rising rivers.
Mankato, North Mankato Ready For High WaterOfficials in the Minnesota River cities of Mankato and North Mankato have a simple plan for high water: they'll patrol their 37-foot floodwalls and close some low-lying roads and parks.