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Best Mobile Apps For Discount Travel

As technology has changed, so has the way we save money. Mobile apps are now helping thousands of vacation planners save money on accommodations, airfare, entertainment, dining and so much more.

10/02/2014

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How To Save Money On A Trip To Europe

With a little bit of planning, a trip to Europe can be surprisingly affordable.

09/10/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Paddling the Wild And Scenic Mississippi

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.

08/17/2014

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Kayaker, 15, Drowns In Douglas County

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.

08/04/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jason & Jamie Visit New Richmond, Wis. (Day 1)

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.

07/10/2014

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How To Find Last-Minute Hotel Deals

Find out what the best online booking sites are for last-minute hotel deals.

07/04/2014

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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.

06/23/2014

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Water Level, Debris Make Minnehaha Creek Unsafe For Paddlers

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.

05/23/2014

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Tips For Traveling Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The following are five tips for traveling during Thanksgiving weekend that will make your life easier.

11/12/2013

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Body Found In Minnesota River Likely SD Kayaker

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.

11/10/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Floating The Scenic, Gentle Cannon River

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.”

07/16/2013

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)

After Beating Cancer, Brock Wood’s Next Challenge Is The Mississippi

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.

06/28/2013

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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Kayak Journey That Started In MN Ends In Key West

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.

03/12/2013

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Police Save 2 Kayakers Stranded On Island In Stearns Co.

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.

06/04/2012

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Peruse The Mississippi On A Kayak

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.

05/26/2012

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Wis. Man Drowns After Kayak Capsizes

A Wisconsin man drowned Friday afternoon after his kayak capsized on the west side of Shell Lake, authorities said.

11/26/2011

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Travel Guide To The Best Lakes In Minnesota

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.

07/30/2011

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2 Kayakers Rescued From Lake Superior Near Duluth

The U.S. Coast Guard was rescuing one kayaker from chilly Lake Superior when they learned another kayaker also needed help.

06/30/2011

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Woman Dead After Kayak Flips In Creek

A woman is dead after her kayak overturned in the Hawk Creek near Sacred Heart, Minn.

06/26/2011

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Victim Of Kayaking Accident Identified

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.

06/09/2011

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Minnesota Man Dies In Kayaking Accident

A kayaking trip on Lake Superior ends tragically for some college friends.

06/08/2011

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Stolen Kayak Returned To Man On 10-Week Trek

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.

05/29/2011

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Minnesota Adventurers Prepare For Next Journey

With 70,000 students tethered to them through the Internet, four northern Minnesota adventurers recently completed a 900-mile dogsled trip in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

04/30/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Finding The Best Travel Deals (Part I)

January in Minnesota may mean you are feeling the stinging bite of winter winds, lack of sun and the need to just seen green again. And if the season continues this way, February and March will bring even more of a desire to soak up some rays of sun. So where do you go to spot some of the best travel deals?

01/19/2011