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Authorities Recover Body Of Swimmer From Lake Harriet

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has recovered the body of a man from Lake Harriet in Minneapolis early Monday morning. Hennepin County Water Rescue crews went out to the lake around 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening when witnesses say the 43-year-old man went under.

08/17/2015

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Sheriff: Man, 43, Drowns In Lake Harriet

Water rescue crews are looking for a man they say probably drowned in Lake Harriet Sunday night. Hennepin County Water Rescue crews came out to search at about 6:30 p.m. when witnesses say a 43-year-old man went under.

08/16/2015

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Hammockers Hang High Above Minneapolis Lakes

The hammocking trend has hit the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes.

07/21/2015

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Police: Missing Swimmer Scare ‘False Alarm’

The Hennepin County Water Patrol says a report of a missing swimmer Saturday morning at a Minneapolis lake was a false alarm. Minneapolis Police received report that a swimmer disappeared at Lake Harriet, but the water patrol confirmed at about 11:20 a.m. that no one was missing.

06/27/2015

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Woman Rescued From Lake Harriet After 7 Minutes Underwater

A 20-year-old woman was rescued from the waters of Minneapolis’ Lake Harriet Wednesday afternoon. Police say the emergency happened just before 5 p.m. at the lake’s North Beach. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says the 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were swimming about 50 feet from shore near a swimming raft when both went underwater.

06/10/2015

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Kids Learn Ice Fishing On Lake Harriet

A new generation of kids were introduced to the sport of ice fishing Saturday on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. Along with learning how to bait the hook, the kids got to use sonar cameras and other gadgets to track the fish under the ice.

01/24/2015

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Lake Harriet Hosts The Winter Kite Festival

Colorful kites will take to the skies in Minneapolis Saturday as part of the Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival. Bring your own kite to the north end of the lake, or buy one there, and let it fly.

01/17/2015

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November Cold Could Beat Record

On Monday we got the snow. “I got out of work early just to come home and work some more,” said Rob Adams of Isanti. On Tuesday we got the cold, and it doesn’t plan on leaving us anytime soon. These November temperatures are about 20-degrees below normal. That means extra layers for bikers. “There’s never a bad time to ride, just bad preparation,” said bicyclist Guy Still.

11/11/2014

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Best Places To Sunbathe In Minnesota

Check out any one of these six select metro area places to kick back and enjoy the rays.

06/28/2014

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Park-Hopping Obama Strikes Chord About Gridlock

Over two days, President Barack Obama took in two of Minnesota’s most scenic parks all while he talked about how ugly Washington had become. Obama headed back to Washington on Friday after his stay in Minneapolis, where he spoke extensively about how gridlock has stymied economic progress.

06/27/2014

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Obama Rips GOP In Election-Year Economic Salvo

Blasting the GOP as wilfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November. Obama’s remarks at a picturesque lake in Minneapolis were billed by the White House as a speech on the economy.

06/27/2014

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Some At Obama’s Minnesota Speech Not On His Side

The crowd at President Barack Obama’s economic policy speech isn’t made up entirely of his supporters. Some say they showed up Friday because they couldn’t pass up a chance to see a sitting president in person even if they don’t share his views.

06/27/2014

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For Obama Backers, Still Hope For Advancing Agenda

Ardent Minnesota supporters of President Barack Obama say they share his frustrations that the economy hasn’t taken flight as fast as hoped. But some who turned out for the Democrat’s economic policy speech on the shores of Lake Harriet say it’s not for lack of effort on the president’s part. Non-profit executive Norm Munk was among those quick to defend Obama. Munk says he worries that a polarized Washington is stunting the nation’s progress.

06/27/2014

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Obama Pitching Economic Priorities In Minnesota

President Barack Obama is pitching his ideas to boost the American middle class in Minnesota, a state that already has embraced a key component of the president’s economic agenda by moving to raise its minimum wage. Obama was closing a two-day trip to the Minneapolis area on Friday with a speech on the economy at a castle-shaped bandshell on picturesque Lake Harriet. He’ll seek to frame his agenda in terms that resonate for Americans still struggling financially despite the recovery, reinforcing a populist “on your side” economic push that Obama and Democrats are making in the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections.

06/27/2014

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Washburn High School Students First To Get Tickets For Presidential Visit

Beginning at noon Wednesday single tickets will be available first-come, first-served for folks who want to see the President on his second visit of the year to the Twin Cities. President Obama will hold a town hall Thursday at Minnehaha Park before attending a private fundraiser in the evening.

06/25/2014

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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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Best Historic Walking Tours In Minnesota

Tour the historic sites of Minnesota at your own pace.

06/09/2014

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Despite Rainy Weather, Boat Launches Open In Mpls.

The chilly weather and rain isn’t stopping Minneapolis from opening up boat launches on Thursday, as scheduled. City park employees are on standby to help boaters and inspect for invasive species.

05/01/2014

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Minnesotans Can Hardly Remember The Last Time It Was This Nice Out

For the first time in 114 days, Minnesotans enjoyed 50 degree temperatures in the Twin Cities. Nov.16 was the last time it was this warm, and the heat brought with it a late-winter melt, creating wet roads and running paths.

03/10/2014

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Police Chase Ends With Car Plunging Into Lake Harriet

Authorities said nobody was injured after a police chase ended with a stolen vehicle plunging into Lake Harriet early Tuesday morning. Police said the incident start in Bloomington at about 2 a.m. near the area of 81st Avenue and 3rd Street after authorities received a report of a stolen car.

11/05/2013

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Best Places In Minnesota To Watch The Sunset

Take a stroll to one of these Minnesota points to enjoy a truly beautiful sunset.

10/26/2013

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Massive Crowd At Lake Harriet To Support MN Orchestra

Every seat was filled in front of the bandshell, on the edge of Lake Harriet. Then, the crowd filled in the grass for rows and rows beyond the seats.

09/15/2013

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Best Places In Minnesota To Take Family Photos

The sky is the limit here in the state of Minnesota when it comes to snapping a priceless photograph.

09/13/2013

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Best Places In Minnesota To Propose

Minnesota has beautiful places to plan a romantic proposal. Here are just a couple of those spectacular proposal spots to start your “happily ever after” with the love of your life.

08/31/2013

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Musicians Of Minn. Orchestra Announce Lake Harriet Show

The locked-out Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have announced another free community concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.

08/13/2013

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