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Goin’ To The Lake: Mike & Liz Visit Park Rapids (Day 1)

WCCO’s summer road trip continued Thursday with Mike Binkley and Liz Collin, who are Park Rapids, Minn. The city is about three-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities.They found the Mississippi River’s headwaters at Itasca State Park. Countless visitors have stood right at the beginning of the Mississippi River’s 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the must-see stops if you’re visiting Park Rapids.

08/07/2014

Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

Beyond Bounds: Brock Wood KO’d Cancer, Now Kayaking The Mississippi

There are two reasons (one rational, one irrational) why Brock Wood is going to have no problem kayaking the 2,400 miles down the Mississippi this summer.

06/12/2013

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Minn. Man Pleads Guilty In Mobility Scooter Death

A Hibbing man has pleaded guilty in the traffic death of a 78-year-old man who was riding his mobility scooter on a road in northern Minnesota.

04/23/2013

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Highways Reopen In Western Minnesota After Storm

Duluth, Itasca, International Falls and Grand Rapids are among northeastern Minnesota school districts canceling classes because of poor road conditions.

02/11/2013

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Police: 67-Year-Old Drowns In Itasca County

A 67-year-old man from Nashwauk, Minn., drowned on July 4 at Bray Lake, police say.

07/06/2012

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Storm Knocks Out Bemidji Phones; No Travel Advised

Authorities in Bemidji are asking residents to travel only for emergencies after a severe thunderstorm caused widespread damage and knocked out most phone service in the city.

07/02/2012

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Seat Belt Patrols Stepped Up In 10 Minn. Counties

The Minnesota State Patrol is planning extra seat belt enforcement next week in the 10 greater Minnesota counties that have seen the highest number of unbelted deaths and injuries.

03/31/2012

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Man Facing 9 Charges, Including Using Car As Weapon

Police arrested a man in Itasca County after they say he used his car as a weapon while they were involved in a police chase with him.

11/15/2011

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9 Charged In Burglary Ring, $75K In Stolen Goods Found

Nine people have been charged in connection with a burglary ring presumed to be in operation between the fall of 2010 and August 2011.

10/06/2011

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Dayton’s New Dog Gets Another Minn. Name: ‘Itasca’

Gov. Mark Dayton has a name for his new German shepherd puppy: Itasca.

09/26/2011

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Minnesota State Parks Offer Winter Getaways

Minnesota state parks are offering lots of chances for winter getaways.

01/28/2011

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