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Banners Posted Across Lake Calhoun Signs

A number of signs around Lake Calhoun were altered on Wednesday to obscure the name of the recently controversial Minnesota historical figure. John C. Calhoun was a former war department secretary who helped bring Fort Snelling to Minnesota.

09/02/2015

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Best Family Activities In Minnesota To Do Before The Summer Ends

Get out and enjoy these five family-friendly activities before the summer is over.

08/07/2015

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4 Things To Do: Log Rolling, Fringe Festival, Bachman’s Birthday & More

From the lake to the stage, here is a look at the four things to check out this weekend in the Twin Cities.

08/01/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (Aug. 1)

It’s August, and the weekend started off great with a #Top10WxDay! With all the humidity cleared out of the Twin Cities, it was a great weekend to get outdoors.

08/01/2015

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Minne The Lake Creature Leaves Lake Calhoun For The Season

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.

07/22/2015

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Activists Rally Against Arctic Drilling At Lake Calhoun

People against drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean hit waterways from coast-to-coast Saturday, including here in the Twin Cities.

07/18/2015

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To Rename Or Not? Institutions Reconsider Honors For Racists

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.

07/05/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Beach In Minnesota

Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to an urban oasis: Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.

07/01/2015

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New Petition Calls For Name Change Of Lake Calhoun

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.

06/23/2015

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Target Pulls Confederate Soldier Costume

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.

06/23/2015

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Charleston Massacre Renews Calls To Rename Lake Calhoun

Provoked because of the horror in Charelston, some people here in Minnesota are petitioning to change the name of a popular Minneapolis lake.

06/22/2015

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Beloved Lake Creature Minne To Call Lake Calhoun Home

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.

06/04/2015

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Minneapolis Aquatennial Hopes 2015 Changes Increase Attendance

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.

06/01/2015

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Take A Tour Of Some Twin Cities Dream Kitchens

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.

02/28/2015

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Fall Cold Can’t Deter Minnesotans From Outdoor Fun

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.

10/03/2014

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Lake Calhoun Beach Reopens After E. Coli Levels Drop

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.

08/07/2014

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High E. Coli Levels Close Popular Mpls. Beaches

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.

08/05/2014

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Thomas Beach At Lake Calhoun Closed

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.

07/27/2014

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75th Aquatennial Begins In Minneapolis

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.

07/18/2014

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Busy Moms Finding Zen On Paddleboards

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.

07/05/2014

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Best Upcoming Summer Charity Events In Minnesota

This summer, support a good cause.

06/16/2014

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DNR: Dead Fish On Mpls. Lakes ‘Nothing To Worry About’

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.

06/13/2014

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Popular Twin Cities Lakes Get Mixed Report Card

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.

05/09/2014

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Good Question: Why Is It So Windy In The Spring?

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.

04/14/2014

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