Officials with Minneapolis parks say Minnesotans gave a little too much love to Minne the Lake Creature, the 13-foot-tall fiber glass water monster that floated in Lake Calhoun this summer up until Wednesday.
People against drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean hit waterways from coast-to-coast Saturday, including here in the Twin Cities.
The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.
Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to an urban oasis: Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.
A new petition is asking that the name of Lake Calhoun be changed. The lake is named after John C. Calhoun, a former war department secretary who helped bring Fort Snelling to Minnesota. He is also known for supporting slavery.
Target Corporation has removed a Confederate officer costume from sales on its website in the aftermath of the murders at a black Charleston, South Carolina church last week.
Provoked because of the horror in Charelston, some people here in Minnesota are petitioning to change the name of a popular Minneapolis lake.
For the first time, there will be no surprise about where Minne shows up. Each year since 2009, the lake creature has shown up mysteriously in a different body of water in Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Aquatennial is making some changes for its annual event, which is in late July this year. Instead of it being 10 days long, the festival will only be four days in 2015. It will go from July 22-25.
The Spring Parade of Homes is back for their 67th year — and this time with a focus on kitchens. It features more than 430 new homes open to tour all across the extended metro region. Prices range from as low as $142,000 up to $2.5 million.
The chill in the air is serious, but it wasn’t cold enough to stop some people from heading outdoors for fun. A week ago Friday, the temperatures reminded us of summer. Short pants and tank tops were in order, and outside is where everyone spent their morning, afternoon and evening. It was a Top-10 Weather Day.
The 32nd Street Beach on Lake Calhoun has reopened after a test found bacteria levels are now safe. The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board closed three popular beaches on Lake Calhoun and Lake Hiawatha earlier this week after tests found high levels of E. coli.
Park leaders in Minneapolis say swimmers should avoid some popular beaches for the time being. On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board closed the Lake Hiawatha Beach and Lake Calhoun’s Thomas and 32nd Street beaches.
A popular Lake Calhoun beach is closed due to high levels of E. coli. Thomas Beach closed Thursday when regular testing found high levels of the bacteria. Thomas Beach was the site of the Minneapolis Aquatennial beach bash last Sunday.
The next few days in Minneapolis are called “The Best Days of Summer.” And this year they are even better as the city celebrates 75 years of their Aquatennial celebration. The 75th annual Minneapolis Aquatennial kicks off Friday, July 18.
You’ve likely seen paddleboards gliding across Lake Minnetonka or Lake Calhoun, and maybe you’ve even given it a try yourself. But if you still have yet to try out your stand-up paddleboarding legs, this summer may be the time to do it.
This summer, support a good cause.
Sailboats and sparkling water are some of the things you expect to see when visiting Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. But when the wind shifts the right way, you get a whiff of something that’s not so pleasant.
An annual report card gives mixed grades to some of the most popular Twin Cities lakes. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District sprawls over 181 square miles from the far western suburbs to the Mississippi River.
When running around Lake Calhoun Monday, Brad Homan of St. Paul, Minn. had hoped for a break from the wind, but the air on both sides of the lake hit him right in the face.
It finally happened. On Wednesday, some parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin got above 70 degrees. And true to form, many people didn’t waste a minute of the warmth.
A Twin Cities family’s burger chain is ready to really get cooking. My Burger started in the Minneapolis skyways almost ten years ago. Now there are three locations, with plans for even more. John Abdo, president of My Burger, says Americans have had a love affair with the hamburger for more than 100 years. “Everybody remembers burgers and fries as a kid,” Abdo said. “When you’re eating, it always harkens back to … backyard grilling.”
If it wasn’t already cold enough outside, some brave people decided to make themselves even colder. Thousands decided to take the plunge for a good cause. Around 4,200 registered online for the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Calhoun.
When you’ve been through 45 days at or below zero, anything above freezing feels incredible. Temperatures peaked at 44 degrees Tuesday afternoon and the Twin Cities reached the warmest it’s been since Dec. 28.