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Ice-Out On Lake Minnetonka ‘Bordering On Record-Breaking’

Jonathan Smith of Concept Landscaping is not going to wait any longer to start working on Lake Minnetonka.

04/17/2013

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Lake Minnetonka Could Face Historically Late Ice-Out

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.

04/16/2013

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Henn. Co. Seeks More Water Patrol Volunteers

When responding to ice accidents, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says they want more resources.

02/16/2013

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Father Of Drowned Baby Makes 1st Court Appearance

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.

02/08/2013

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Father Charged In Baby’s Drowning Death In Lake Minnetonka

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.

02/07/2013

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DNR: No Ice Is ‘Safe Ice’

It’s been a dangerous winter on Minnesota lakes. On Lake Minnetonka alone, 14 vehicles and one snowmobile have gone through the ice – and three people have died.

02/05/2013

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2 Dead After Car Goes Through Ice On Lake Minnetonka

The two people who were hospitalized after their car fell through the ice Saturday in a channel between Gray’s Bay and Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka have died, according to authorities.

02/03/2013

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Car Falls Through The Ice On Lake Minnetonka’s Gray’s Bay

A car fell through the ice Saturday on Gray’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka, says Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lisa Kiava.

02/02/2013

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Despite Low Temps, Cars Plunging Through Lake Minnetonka

Tabitha Markle — just 8 months old — died after her family’s car plunged into Lake Minnetonka on Friday. And since Friday, 15 other people have had to escape from six other sinking cars on Lake Minnetonka.

01/22/2013

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Mound Firefighters Hailed For Lake Minnetonka Ice Rescue

For firefighters at the Mound Volunteer Department, winter is a busy time of year. Calls for help come in not just for fire, but also ice rescue.

01/19/2013

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Authorities: Baby In Critical Condition After SUV Breaks Through Ice

A 9-month-old girl is in critical condition Friday night after an SUV holding her parents and sister broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka, authorities say.

01/18/2013

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Hennepin County Issues Thin Ice Advisory

The same week Hennepin County Deputies began patrolling Lake Minnetonka with snowmobiles, a Thin Ice Advisory has been issued. Friday’s advisory will remain in effect for all bodies of water in Hennepin County.

01/11/2013

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Nearly 800 Divers Take Icy Lake Minnetonka Plunge

Almost 800 people from around the U.S. and world plunged into chilly Lake Minnetonka to welcome the New Year.

01/01/2013

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Hundreds Expected At New Year’s Ice Dive Despite Frigid Forecast

If you’re looking for something different to do on New Year’s Day, there’s always the option of chilling your bones at the annual ice dive in Lake Minnetonka.

12/31/2012

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Pianist Lorie Line’s Mansion Faces Possible Foreclosure

Well-known Twin Cities musician Lorie Line is facing possible foreclosure. And on Thursday, Line starts her 2012 Holiday Extravaganza with more than 30 concerts.

11/14/2012

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Longtime GOP Lawmaker Knocked Out In Minn. Primary

Minnesota’s current longest-serving House Republican lost to a tea party challenger in Tuesday’s primary as voters in 44 legislative primaries picked candidates for a big November fight to control the Minnesota Legislature. But a GOP Senate leader easily turned back a conservative primary foe.

08/14/2012

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Battle Over Lake Access Rising To A Boil

The fight over the future of lake access in the Twin Cities got heated tonight. That’s because a proposal could drastically change how boaters get on lakes throughout the Twin Cities.

08/09/2012

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Coalition Pushes For Tougher Measures To Fight Invasive Species

Scott Blackwell and his son know the routine once they get their boat out of the water: they will pull the drain plug and check the boat and trailer for weeds.

08/07/2012

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Police: 2 Arrested After Series Of Lake Minnetonka Boat Thefts

Authorities said Thursday that two people have been arrested in connection with a series of thefts from boats on Lake Minnetonka.

08/02/2012

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Good Question: How Does A Lake Get Its Name?

This is the land of 10,000 lakes, or to be more specific, 11,842 lakes. And most of us don’t know how any of them got named.

07/31/2012

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Caught On Tape: Thieves Target Lake Minnetonka Boats

It was a beautiful July evening when Steve McCulloch, his brother and nephew decided to spend the night on McCulloch’s boat in the West Arm of Lake Minnetonka a little more than a week ago.

07/31/2012

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Beyond Bounds: Rudolph Soaks Up Minn. Lifestyle, Set For Sophomore Season

Here are some intriguing facts about Vikings second-year tight end Kyle Rudolph, who appears poised for a breakout sophomore season. The Cincinnati native has never wavered from backing controversial superstar LeBron James. “I’ve never had […]

07/26/2012

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Jets’ Byfuglien Pleads To Careless Boating Charge

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has avoided a trial on drunken boating charges by pleading guilty to careless boating.

07/23/2012

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Best Waterfront Dining In Minneapolis

What could be better than sitting on an outdoor patio at your favorite restaurant, bathing in the sun and enjoying a wonderful waterfront view? Check out the best restaurants in the Twin Cities for just that.

07/18/2012

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Zebra Mussels Pose Threat To Swimmers, Skiers

Zebra mussels are quickly becoming a water hazard you need to look out for in several state lakes.

07/09/2012

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