Two collided on Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka Sunday morning, resulting in a two-year-old boy being knocked overboard. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office, two boats – both approximately 22-feet-long – struck each other while traveling the in the same direction 200 feet from shore before 10 a.m. One boat was described as a runabout, and the other a deck boat. The runabout had four passengers, including the boy who was thrown in to the lake on impact. He was wearing a life jacket, and was pulled from the water by his father.
Brandon “Tollie” Tolliver had been wake surfing on Lake Minnetonka for years before most people knew what it was. After enough friends and water enthusiasts alike asked him to show them how to surf on the lake, Surf Tonka was born.
This holiday weekend, lakes and rivers around the state will be packed with boaters who are finally getting the chance to enjoy summer. But, a day off for most Minnesotans means a busy day for the Department of Natural Resources patrolling the water for those who are drinking and boating.
A frustrating Fourth of July is in store for some Twin Cities families. Several lakes and rivers have dangerously high water levels in addition to storm debris floating on or just below the surface. The water is moving so fast that the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and near Minnehaha Park has been off limits to all boaters for the last ten days. The locks for commercial barges just reopened Wednesday, but recreational boating is still prohibited.
High water has Minnesota officials urging boaters to slow down and use caution as the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches. A no-wake zone is in effect on the St. Croix River from Taylors Falls, Minn., to Prescott, Wis.
Authorities say there were no injuries in a fire that destroyed a boat on Lake Minnetonka Sunday.
We can all dream about having that big luxury home one day when we win the lottery or get that big pay raise, right? Thanks to a tour this weekend, you can actually visualize that dream. Some of the most beautiful homes in the metro are going on tour this month.
The national average for a gallon of gas has gone up 17 days in a row. But here in the Twin Cities, gas has dropped three cents to an average of $4.17 a gallon.
Brooke Welch is out on Lake Minnetonka, enjoying a boat ride that’s been months in the making. “It’s been a long winter, really cold so we are happy to be out on the water,” Welch said. Unfortunately for most boaters enjoying the weekend on water, gas prices in Minnesota are third highest in the nation – right behind Alaska and Hawaii.
In what officials are calling one of the latest dates ever recorded, Hennepin County declared an official “ice out” on Wednesday.
Jonathan Smith of Concept Landscaping is not going to wait any longer to start working on Lake Minnetonka.
Unseasonably chilly weather could make for a historically late ice-out date on Lake Minnetonka. And businesses along Minnetonka’s shoreline have been squeezed by our unusual cold.
When responding to ice accidents, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says they want more resources.
Jonathan Markle turned himself in to authorities to face possible legal punishment. But according to Markle’s attorney, Joe Friedberg, the felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide pales in comparison to the regrets and guilt he’s already feeling.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced charges Thursday for the father of a baby girl who died after the family’s SUV plunged through the ice on Lake Minnetonka last month.