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