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.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has announced that area beaches are now open, but lifeguards are not on duty until June 9.
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.
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…
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.
This Sunday, one of the largest Sept. 11 anniversary ceremonies in the Twin Cities will be at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis.
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.
There are so many family friendly spots across the Twin Cities, but it’s hard to beat the southern Minneapolis neighborhood of Linden Hills.
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?
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.
Minneapolis is going retro this summer to help people enjoy the warm weather on the city’s lakes.
The first weekend of June is what I consider the unofficial entry into summer. It’s almost like a rite of passage after enduring a snowy winter and spring storms, taking me from long sleeves to tank tops, rain boots to flip flops.