It’s hard to believe that it’s been three decades since Prince bade us to “dig if you will a picture.” Yes, the blockbuster Purple Rain album — a 20 million unit monster that still stands atop the list of the bestselling Minnesota albums ever release, well ahead of Bob Dylan’s two separate Greatest Hits compilations — was released on June 25, 1984.
High water continues to keep boat traffic to a crawl on Lake Minnetonka. For the past couple of weeks, a lake-wide no wake order has stayed in effect.
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As kids step from the boats and onto the docks at Big Island, a day of fun and pleasure awaits each one of them. As parents of special needs children will tell you, the health challenges of one child affect the entire family. Nobody knows that better than Stacy McAllister.
Thursday was a long day for some people living near Minnehaha Creek. In St. Louis Park, some homes were surrounded by more than a thousand sandbags.
Communities along the Minnehaha Creek faced flooded yards and streets Thursday. The 22 mile-long creek, which connects Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Falls, reached the highest water levels ever recorded Thursday morning. People in the St. Louis Park Creekside neighborhood are helping each other stack sandbags.
The rising waters are causing trouble on Lake Minnetonka. The no wake restriction has been in effect for almost two weeks. The water is so high boats aren’t allowed to open up on the lake.
Almost a dozen sailboats capsized on Lake Minnetonka Saturday morning during a regatta. There were between 30-40 sailboats taking part in a weekend sailboat race near Smith Bay and Browns Bay when wind gusts reaching 50-60 mph began to wreak havoc on boaters.
The Green Line opening is just the newest chapter in the rich, storied history of University Avenue. Minneapolis and St. Paul were connected in 1890 with the creation of the street car system, according to Chad Roberts with the Ramsey County Historic Society.
Boaters and other lake goers are still being asked to go slow on Lake Minnetonka. On June 5, the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District implemented an “Emergency High Water” declaration, during which it is against the law for any watercraft to go at a speed that would result in more than a minimum wake.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has lifted the swimming advisory on Lake Minnetonka and Dutch Lake. Residents of the city of Mound were warned to stay out of both lakes at the beginning of the month when heavy rains caused sewage water to be rerouted into drains.
Go slow or get an expensive citation — that’s the message from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol. This is the first time Lake Minnetonka has ever had a minimum wake restriction on the entire lake. Deputies are on the water to educate and enforce the restriction.
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Due to high waters, officials are enforcing a minimum wake restriction for all of Lake Minnetonka. That means boats, jetskis and other watercrafts cannot go above 5 mph while the restriction is in place.