Lake of the Isles
It’s the last day to get outside and enjoy the City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis. Organizers say this year has been the biggest one yet for the weekend event.
As the lights glistened on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, skiers took part in a celebration of Minnesota winter. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was ready to slip on his ski boots. You would never know his last ski trip was almost his very last. “I did come a little closer to not being here than I’d probably ever want to,” Rybak said. On Jan. 7, Rybak was skiing in Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis when he suffered a major heart attack.
If you’re getting outside this weekend, you’re encouraged head over to one of the most fun events the City of Minneapolis has to offer. Saturday is day two of the annual City of Lakes Loppet at Theodore Wirth Park.
At least 50 volunteers spent Saturday outside, adding ice to an already frozen lake. They were “hatching” ice luminaries on Lake of the Isles, which will be safely stored until the City of Lakes Luminary Loppet on Feb. 1. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Joe Mears shows us the cold, wet process.
One firefighter was injured Thursday night when crews spent well over an hour fighting a three-alarm fire that spread through the walls of a large home on Lake of the Isles.
The city of Minneapolis says the city council has authorized a lawsuit against the owner of a luxury apartment building that is accused of discharging groundwater into the Chain of Lakes, affecting both the environment and public safety.
Blocking half the access to a south Minneapolis street is a sprawling stump from what had been a giant elm tree. Its ring pattern indicates the tree is more than a century old, but it was yanked from the ground much like a garden weed. The sprawling stump sits as a sad reminder of the vicious wind storm that raced across the Twin Cities metropolitan area the weekend of June 22.
Do yourself a favor. Take a drive down westbound Franklin Avenue, past Lake of the Isles and turn left. Nestled between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, you’ll find Chef Don Saunders’ newest concept, The Kenwood.
The popularity of run/walk events in the Twin Cities – a metro area known for its runners – has skyrocketed in recent years and it’s creating extra work for city permitting departments.
The area surrounding Lake of the Isles has seen a rash of garage burglaries in the past month, according to Minneapolis city officials.
When you head out to the lakes in the summertime, you have a pretty good idea of what to expect.
The Health Department has issued a public warning after a bat that tested positive for rabies was found near Lake of the Isles.
Several cities across the state are playing it safe this unusually warm winter and keeping people off the ice.
Let’s face it — in Minnesota, half of us are practically born on the ice. Whether it’s learning how to skate by pushing a chair along a frozen lake or having a slippery end to a snowy tubing ride, the ice — and the skating opportunities — here are endless.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the 26-year-old man who died in Lake of Isles in Minneapolis.