Lake Minnetonka

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A Look Inside $24M Lake Minnetonka Estate

It is one of the most alluring homes on Lake Minnetonka. The historic 32,000 square foot Pillsbury Estate on Brackett’s Point sits on 13 acres.

05/26/2015

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Mike’s Mix: 6Smith

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Lake Minnetonka’s 6Smith, who make their infusions and syrups from scratch.

05/23/2015

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Good Questions: Yogurt, Boat Wrap, Wind

Every Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers’ burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you why yogurt gathers a bit of water on top, what happens to all those winter boat wraps, and why those springtime winds tend to die down at night.

05/01/2015

Gray's Bay Marina

Lake Minnetonka’s Gray’s Bay Marina Closing For Construction

Boaters will want to plan ahead next week before hitting Lake Minnetonka. Work on the Metropolitan Council sewer lines is closing boat access at Gray’s Bay Marina from Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7.

05/01/2015

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Best Places To Go Fishing Near Minnesota

Fishing is fun, easy and everywhere in this great state of 10,000 lakes.

04/11/2015

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Ice-Out Declared On Lake Minnetonka

Officials with the Freshwater Society announced Sunday that Lake Minnetonka, the metro area’s largest lake, is ice free.

04/05/2015

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Despite Early ‘Ice-Out,’ Twin Cities Lakes Remain Dangerously Cold

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says this year’s minimal snowfall and mild winter made the “ice-out” come earlier this year, but they say the water is still dangerously cold.

04/04/2015

North Shore

Dry Spring Means Low Water Levels In Minnesota Lakes

Brush fires over the last two days have shown just how dry it is around Minnesota. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 90 percent of the state is under a moderate drought.

04/02/2015

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MNfusion: Old Log Theatre Presents ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’

Great theater can be created anywhere. But something special happens when a theater house not only mirrors the feeling created by the show, but enhances it as well. This is exactly what happened with the rustic, warm Old Log Theatre’s production of the silly, slap-stick comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”

03/23/2015

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Minnehaha Steamboat: A Floating Minnesota Museum

Steamboats, like the Minnehaha that strolls along Lake Minnetonka, first departed on the beautiful lake back in 1906. They were an extension of the street car system here in the Twin Cities.

03/16/2015

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Driving On Lakes Perilous As Ice Thins

Our unseasonable March warmth is a cause for many Minnesotans to revel, but a serious cause for concern for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office when it comes to ice safety.

03/11/2015

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Rescued Wayzata Man Says Dog That Perished Was ‘Only Companion’

A Wayzata man is back home after escaping the icy waters of Lake Minnetonka.

02/26/2015

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MNfusion: 6Smith Brings The Urban To Suburbia

I have to admit, as a child of the eastern suburbs, I never ventured west of Minneapolis much, if at all, growing up. And now, as a member of the millennial generation, I spend a lot of time exploring the craft breweries of Northeast and the themed restaurants of downtown.

02/26/2015

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Man Crashes Truck Through Ice On Lake Minnetonka

A 35-year-old man was rescued Wednesday night after going through the ice on Lake Minnetonka. According to police, crews responded to the call around 8:30 p.m. of a truck through the ice on Lafayette Bay.

02/25/2015

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Woman Reflects On Losing Husband During Pond Hockey Tournament

There has been an outpouring of support for the family of a man who died recently while playing in a pond hockey tournament. Greg Riebe suffered a heart attack at 46. He collapsed after a game at the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka last month.

02/16/2015

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The 31st Annual Chilly Open Tees Off On Lake Minnetonka

It’s one of the strangest events on ice you’ll ever see; a golf tournament on a frozen lake. Saturday marks the 31st annual Chilly Open on Lake Minnetonka. This year’s theme is ‘Gone Country,’ so make sure to bring the cowboy hat and boots.

02/07/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Vehicles Break Through Ice On Lake Minnetonka

Two different vehicles broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka Wednesday night. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says the first vehicle — an SUV with two teenage boys from Edina inside — went through thin ice near the Gray’s Bay channel in Wayzata Bay at about 5:40 p.m.

02/04/2015

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Mpls. Parks And Rec Close Outdoor Skating Rinks Due To Warm Weather

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning everyone to be cautious if they plan to go out on the ice. Thanks to our warmer weather, ice on a number of lakes has thinned considerably.

01/27/2015

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Man Dies Of Heart Attack During Pond Hockey Championships

A fun day on the ice turned tragic during a pond hockey tournament on Lake Minnetonka on Friday.

01/25/2015

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Mike And Natalie Get Hooked On Ice Fishing

It’s cold outside. But, that means ice fishing season is heating up! It’s one of the most popular sports in the state, and many look forward to the time of year when the ice is thick enough for it.

01/10/2015

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Hundreds Flock To Lake Minnetonka For Icy New Year’s Dive

Frigid temperatures didn’t keep hundreds of people from jumping into a very cold Lake Minnetonka this morning as part of a New Year’s Day tradition called the ALARC Ice Dive. More than 700 people took park in Thursday morning’s dive.

01/01/2015

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WCCO’s Lauren Casey Learns Ice Rescue Skills

Having moved to Minnesota from Florida, my scariest aquatic experience involved a water temperature below 80 degrees, until Tuesday. I put on a protective “mustang” suit, ready for a mock water rescue in icy Lake Minnetonka with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol. Not yet at ice’s edge, I was already panic stricken. I can’t imagine this as my job.

11/25/2014

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Westonka Program Aims To Make Minnetonka A Better Walleye Destination

The boating season has pretty much ended on Lake Minnetonka, but to one group of anglers what they did Friday will pay off next summer. They’re with the Westonka Walleye Program, a private effort to improve walleye fishing close to home.

10/31/2014

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DNR: Lake Virginia Now Infested With Zebra Mussels

State officials say they’ve confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in a west metro lake connected to Lake Minnetonka, which has been infested with the invasive species for years.

09/10/2014

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After Mellow Summer, Lake Minnetonka Hosts Wakesurfing Comp

The first ever organized wakesurfing competition on Lake Minnetonka is wrapping up, despite a set-back earlier this summer.

08/23/2014

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