It was day seven, and the exhaustion was about to set in. Alyssum Pohl was in her tent hopelessly trying to sleep while a group of drunken twentysomethings spent the night shooting guns and yelling just outside.
It was supposed to be a relaxing kayak trip down the Cloquet river. But when a Two Harbors woman got separated from her group of friends, it turned into an overnight search.
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The Mississippi is a powerful river spanning more than 2,000 miles. But there’s one stretch, not far from the metro, that’s shallow and peaceful enough to attract canoeists, paddle boarders and kayakers.
A 15-year-old kayaker drowned on Sunday in western Minnesota, officials say, when his kayak apparently capsized and he wasn’t able to exit the craft. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a Montevideo woman called them just before 5 p.m., saying that her son hadn’t returned to their campground at Wildridge Campgrounds on Lobster Lake.
Even when record rains are falling, WCCO makes it to the lake. This summer, until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This week, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas visit New Richmond, Wis.
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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.
You 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.
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Nicollet County Sheriff’s deputies say they believe they’ve found the body of a kayaker missing since June. The body is believed to be Steven Fritze, a sixth-grade teacher from Watertown, S.D., according to the Journal in New Ulm.
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.”
Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.
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.
A kayaker has arrived in Key West after paddling some 4,000 miles — from the northernmost spots in lower 48 states to the country’s southernmost city.
Authorities in Stearns County rescued two kayakers Monday after the kayakers found themselves stranded on an island, unable to handle the fast-moving waters of the Mississippi River.
While most people chose lakes to relax, Bob Schmitz of Above the Falls Sports in downtown Minneapolis hopes to change that. He took WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas on a kayak trip down the Mississippi River.
A Wisconsin man drowned Friday afternoon after his kayak capsized on the west side of Shell Lake, authorities said.
In the land of 10,000 lakes, where do you begin to find the best? After canoeing on them, swimming in them, hiking around them, and staying near them, of course! We’ve outlined the best of the best to give you some top spots to enjoy Minnesota’s famous waterways.
The U.S. Coast Guard was rescuing one kayaker from chilly Lake Superior when they learned another kayaker also needed help.
A woman is dead after her kayak overturned in the Hawk Creek near Sacred Heart, Minn.
Authorities have identified the man who died after his kayak capsized in Lake Superior while on a trip with his brother and two college friends.
A kayaking trip on Lake Superior ends tragically for some college friends.
A kayak stolen from a California man who was passing through St. Cloud on a 10-week trip down the Mississippi River was been discovered in the Elk River.