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Minneapolis To Require Boat Inspections For Invasive Species

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board adopted a resolution Monday to require boat inspections for aquatic invasive species on the city’s lakes.

06/21/2012

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MPRB: Lake Harriet Beach Reopened After Bacteria Test

A beach on Lake Harriet reopened Thursday after being temporarily closed after levels of E. coli bacteria exceeding state guidelines were found in the water earlier this week.

06/14/2012

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Lake Harriet Beach Could Reopen This Weekend

A swimming beach at Lake Harriet is still closed because of E. Coli bacteria. And more beaches are being tested.

06/13/2012

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Lake Harriet Southeast Beach Temporarily Closed

The Lake Harriet Southeast Beach is temporarily closed, due to high bacteria levels, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

06/12/2012

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Warm Weather Could Spawn Dangerous Blue-Green Algae

The warm weather is fueling a potential health risk on area lakes. Algae blooms are starting to grow and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a warning about a particular type — blue-green algae.

06/09/2012

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Mpls Beaches Open; Lifeguards On Duty June 9

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has announced that area beaches are now open, but lifeguards are not on duty until June 9.

05/19/2012

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Twin Cities Girls Get On The Right Track By Lacing Up

Teenage pregnancy, eating disorders and poor self-esteem are some of the major problems plaguing young women in Minnesota. The struggles can sometimes start as early as elementary school.

03/06/2012

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Cycling In The Cities: Oh, Deer

Raccoons have such an attitude. It’s as if they don’t realize we all hate them. I dodged the obese critter and hopped onto the bike path mumbling to myself about how I felt like Snow White except only in the bad way…

11/25/2011

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Electric Boats Bring Water Skiing Back To Lake Harriet

It’s been decades since anyone has gone water skiing on Minneapolis lakes because of a ban on gas motors. On Monday, however, water skiing returned to Lake Harriet.

09/19/2011

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Lake Harriet 9/11 Concert May Be The Last

This Sunday, one of the largest Sept. 11 anniversary ceremonies in the Twin Cities will be at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis.

09/09/2011

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Best Places To Run In The Twin Cities

So much of the metro area acts as an outdoor playground, and runners have myriad opportunities for trying new routes and exploring different parts of the Cities. Here are some of the gems in the Twin Cities’ runner’s world.

08/06/2011

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Family Fun Neighborhood Guide To Linden Hills

There are so many family friendly spots across the Twin Cities, but it’s hard to beat the southern Minneapolis neighborhood of Linden Hills.

08/05/2011

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Cycling In The Cities: My Route Dilemma

I’ve mapped the various routes I could take between work and home and it appears the lake paths will add about a mile on each leg of my trip. A longer commute is not something I consider to be a perk of my personal commuter challenge. So there’s my dilemma: scenic or straight forward?

08/01/2011

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Family Fun Guide to Lake Harriet

When the sun is shining and my family finds that we have a few spare hours or a whole spare day with which to amuse ourselves, more often than not, we head to Lake Harriet.

07/01/2011

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Floating Docks Are Back At Mpls. Lakes

Minneapolis is going retro this summer to help people enjoy the warm weather on the city’s lakes.

06/09/2011

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