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.
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.
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.
A car fell through the ice Saturday on Gray’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka, says Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lisa Kiava.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost 800 people from around the U.S. and world plunged into chilly Lake Minnetonka to welcome the New Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.