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DNR, Mpls. Park Board Demos Proper Tree Planting

The month of May is dedicated to planting trees in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board demonstrated perfect tree planting at Lake Nokomis Park Friday afternoon.

05/01/2015

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Mpls. Parks And Rec Close Outdoor Skating Rinks Due To Warm Weather

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning everyone to be cautious if they plan to go out on the ice. Thanks to our warmer weather, ice on a number of lakes has thinned considerably.

01/27/2015

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New Technology Keeps Ice Smooth At U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

Crews at the U.S. Pond Hockey Championship are using cutting-edge technology to keep the ice smooth and safe. More than 500 hockey games on 25 rinks all on one lake can chew up the ice pretty good.

01/17/2015

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Pond Hockey Tourney Draws Teams From Literally Everywhere

Hundreds of hockey players are hitting the ice this weekend as part of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. It’s a chance to lace up your skates and celebrate hockey the way nature intended.

01/16/2015

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Crews Prep Lake Nokomis For The U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

Skating out on the pond started a bit later this winter, all thanks to the warmer December Minnesota had. But, the cold temps are back just in time for the 10th Annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis.

01/07/2015

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Volunteers Sought For US Pond Hockey Championships

Volunteers are being sought for the 2015 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships next month in Minneapolis.

12/13/2014

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Minnesotans Brace For Last Weekend Of Summer

This is the last official summer weekend before the fall season starts, and some Minnesotans are not letting it go to waste. At Lake Nokomis Park in south Minneapolis Thursday, I found Emily Barter and Jamie Fassett-Carman sitting on a towel, debating on whether they should go into the chilly water.

09/18/2014

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Volunteers Clean Minnehaha Creek After Floods

Organizers say hundreds of volunteers have collected about three tons of trash during a cleanup of Minnehaha Creek near the Twin Cities following heavy summer floods. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District says volunteers and park workers spent most of Sunday cleaning up and assessing damage along Hiawatha and Nokomisthe lakes and the creek, which branches off the Mississippi River.

09/08/2014

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Funeral Held For South High Football Player

Family and friends gathered Saturday morning to remember a Minneapolis high school football player who drowned. Sha-kym Adams, 15, was swimming at Lake Nokomis last week with some teammates when he went under water.

08/16/2014

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Man Rescued After Getting Trapped In Hole

An attempt to fix a leaky foundation turned into a dramatic rescue in Minneapolis, as a man digging a 12-foot hole was trapped by heavy, wet clay. Jeff Zajac was pinned against the foundation of a home near Lake Nokomis, and buried in dirt up to his neck.

08/13/2014

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Funeral Set For High School Football Player Who Drowned

Funeral plans have been finalized for a high school football player who drowned this week. Sha-kym Adams, 15, was swimming at Lake Nokomis on Wednesday with some teammates when he went under the water.

08/09/2014

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100 Honor Minneapolis 15-Year-Old At Lake Vigil

Friends and family are mourning the death of a 15-year-old boy who drowned in Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis. Approximately 100 people attended a vigil for Sha-kym Adams on Thursday near the lake. Hennepin County authorities say he was swimming with six other teens Wednesday morning after football practice on the lake’s east side.

08/08/2014

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Mpls. Coach Helping Team Heal After Player Drowns

It’s the most difficult task a coach will ever undertake: telling your team that one of your players died.

08/07/2014

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Family, Friends Mourn Loss Of South High Football Player

Students on a high school football team are rallying around each other after a sudden loss Thursday. Sha-kym Adams, 15, apparently drowned Wednesday while cooling off with his teammates at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis.

08/07/2014

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Lake Nokomis Drowning Victim Identified

A 15-year-old boy who died Wednesday in a drowning at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis has been identified. Minneapolis School District Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson identified the boy Thursday as Sha-kym Adams. He was a student at Minneapolis South High School and was on the football team.

08/07/2014

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Crews Recover Teen’s Body From Lake Nokomis

A 15-year-old boy died after going for a swim with friends in Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis Wednesday morning. The Hennepin County Water Patrol began searching just after 10 a.m. after a swimmer was reported missing on the east side of the lake.

08/06/2014

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Best Places To Sunbathe In Minnesota

Check out any one of these six select metro area places to kick back and enjoy the rays.

06/28/2014

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Hockey Day Celebrated Across Minnesota

The all-day celebration of Minnesota’s official sport is underway across the State of Hockey on Saturday. Outdoor hockey is at its finest at picturesque Handke Pit in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz says it’s a special venue with a lot of history. “You know, it’s kind of a rebirth of how the sport was born. It’s just a unique type of thing,” Dietz said.

01/18/2014

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Nokomis Hosts 9th Year Of U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

A siren wails on a frozen Lake Nokomis, signaling the half-way point in a fast-paced game. Blue skies and bright sun greet nearly 2,000 pond hockey faithful. Over the next few days, they will play like they did as kids. According to tournament’s co-commissioner Justin Kaufenberg, the competition is fast and, at times, furious on the lake’s 25 rinks.

01/17/2014

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Hundreds Make Strides Against Breast Cancer In Mpls.

On a cloudy Saturday, women, men and children walked around Lake Nokomis to raise money and awareness of breast cancer as part of the Making Strides event. Many of the participants walking are survivors of the disease.

10/12/2013

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US Pond Hockey Registration Opens Wednesday

Registration opens Wednesday for the 2014 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in Minneapolis. Players can start registering their teams at 10 a.m. Central time on the USPHC website.

09/11/2013

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Family Searches For Pit Bull Owner After Attack On Son

Seven-year-old Riley Gallagher was cheering on racers crossing the finish line at the YWCA Women’s Triathlon Sunday at Lake Nokomis, when the fun ended in an instant. At first, Riley’s mother, Helen Gallagher, thought her son was just excited. “I heard screaming and he lives with Asperger’s, and I turned around because I thought maybe he was having a meltdown,” Helen said. “And then he’s like, ‘That dog bit me,’” Helen said.

08/19/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Sandcastle

Don’t worry about the sound of the airplane noise, it’s the view of Lake Nokomis that makes Sandcastle such a great place to spend time and have some delicious food.

08/03/2013

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MPRB: Wood Chips Of Storm-Felled Trees Available To City Residents

Are you a city resident in need of wood chips for a landscaping project? If so, you’re in luck.

07/10/2013

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Best Activities To Do With Dad In Minnesota

Enjoying time with dad should not be reserved for just Father’s Day. Bring a smile to good ol’ dad’s face with a special summer outing in and around the Twin Cities.

06/14/2013

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