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4-Year-Old Boy Catches Fish Of A Lifetime

Two brothers living on Lake Minnetonka have a big fish story to tell. James and Johnny Range Jr. are part of a fishing league on the lake, and they reeled in a huge muskie Tuesday night.

07/22/2015

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Volunteers Step Up To Clean Water, Shoreline At Big Island, Minnetonka

One of the busiest spots to drop anchor on Lake Minnetonka is also the most likely place to find boaters’ trash. Over the weekend, boaters will spend hours at Big Island. By Monday, the area is littered with garbage.

07/13/2015

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DeRusha Eats: 6Smith In Wayzata

Everywhere you look, there is beauty at 6Smith in Wayzata. You can’t miss the gorgeous Lake Minnetonka view from the patio and upper deck; there’s beauty in the upscale urban design of the dining room; and the food can also be beautiful.

07/09/2015

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Sheriff: Man Sustains Spinal Damage After Boat Goes Into Shallow Water

A 42-year-old man was injured after he drove his boat into shallow water on Saturday, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred on the east side of Cruiser’s Cove on Lake Minnetonka, authorities said.

07/06/2015

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After Rough 2014, Lake Minnetonka Businesses Welcome Big Holiday Weekend

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are always a top destination over the Fourth of July. But last year’s record rain led to no-wake restrictions on several lakes around the state. For businesses that rely on that boating traffic it made for a quiet holiday on the water, but this year is a much different story.

07/05/2015

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Extra Water Patrols Out On Lake Minnetonka For 4th Of July Weekend

The Fourth of July is the busiest day out on metro area lakes. And it makes for a hectic weekend for water patrols. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office have extra patrols out on Lake Minnetonka this weekend.

07/04/2015

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Hennepin County Beaches Monitored For E. Coli

Since 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two E. coli 0157 outbreaks at a swimming beach in Bemidji and on Big Island of Lake Minnetonka. At least six swimmers became ill after ingesting the lake water.

06/30/2015

US Airways Passenger Jet Crashes Into Hudson River By NYC

Communications Lag Rattles Relatives After Plane Crash

For Pat and Judy Thompson, it was a “five-hour window of fearing the worst.” On Friday as the couple from Minnetonka, Minnesota, were getting ready for their day, Judy Thompson flipped on the TV and heard about a sightseeing plane carrying cruise ship passengers that crashed in Alaska, killing all nine on board. The news rattled the couple.

06/27/2015

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Best Fourth Of July Events In Minnesota

We tend to celebrate Independence Day with more zest and gusto than any other holiday. Here are five particularly unique events going down in Minnesota this year.

06/27/2015

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Excelsior’s ‘Art On The Lake': Art & Autism

Cars, cityscapes, and streets those are the staples of artist Thaddeus Jameson’s work.

06/12/2015

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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

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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

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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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