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Burning Restrictions Extending To NE Minnesota

Spring burning restrictions will be extended to the northeastern Minnesota counties of Lake, Cook and St. Louis on Wednesday, the Department of Natural Resources says.

04/07/2015

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4-Year-Old Pulled From Icy Iowa Lake Has Died, Sheriff Says

Authorities say a 4-year-old boy who was pulled from an icy lake in northern Iowa has died at a Minnesota hospital.

03/16/2015

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Sheriff: 3 Escape Sinking Vehicle In Crow Wing Co. Lake

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl says three people needed to escape a vehicle after it broke through the ice on Pelican Lake Thursday morning.

01/30/2015

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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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Boaters Make Up For Lost Time Now That Wake Restrictions Have Been Lifted

Businesses and boaters around one of Minnesota’s most popular lakes say it’s time to salvage summer. All wake restrictions have now been lifted for Lake Minnetonka. Boaters have been forced to slow down since early June when severe storms raised the lake to record levels. They’re glad to be back to normal.

08/04/2014

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Baker Park Reserve Beaches Closed Due To E. Coli Threat

Beaches at Baker Park Reserve are closed Thursday due to high E. coli counts. Signs posted at beaches, such as Lake Independence, alerted visitors that beaches were closed until further notice.

07/31/2014

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Man, 60, Dies Trying To Help Kids In Lake

A 60-year-old man died while trying to rescue some children from a northern Minnesota lake. The man jumped from his paddle boat into Lake Nichols in Canyon Friday afternoon, but never resurfaced.

07/18/2014

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Metro Homeowners Hope Holiday Boaters Follow No Wake Rules

High water will have a big impact on boating plans this Fourth of July weekend. No wake zones remain in effect on several area lakes. The slow speed is making for a quiet holiday on Prior Lake where many boaters didn’t even bother to get out on the water.

07/04/2014

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Slow Down On Lake Minnetonka Or Face A $178 Fine

Go slow or get an expensive citation — that’s the message from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol. This is the first time Lake Minnetonka has ever had a minimum wake restriction on the entire lake. Deputies are on the water to educate and enforce the restriction.

06/06/2014

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Lake Calhoun Polar Plunge Raises Money For Special Olympics Minnesota

If it wasn’t already cold enough outside, some brave people decided to make themselves even colder. Thousands decided to take the plunge for a good cause. Around 4,200 registered online for the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Calhoun.

03/01/2014

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Corps To Begin Lake Drawdown Ahead Of Spring Melt

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin drawing down water in Lake Traverse near Wheaton, Minn., in preparation for the spring melt in the Red River Valley.

02/16/2014

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Capsized Duck Hunter’s Life Saved By Good Samaritan

A 61-year-old man is counting his blessings, happy to be alive after his boat capsized while duck hunting. Gary Veenhuis fell into Pelican Lake in Buffalo Township before sunrise Monday morning. The Albertville man was in the cold water for more than two hours. Then a stranger came along.

09/24/2013

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Homeowners, Businesses Sue DNR Over White Bear Lake Issues

One of Minnesota’s premier lakes has been disappearing before our very eyes. White Bear Lake is now down more than five feet to the lowest level ever seen. And some homeowners and businesses say the DNR is to blame.

09/11/2013

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Police Chase Ends With Body Pulled From Lake

Police in the north metro are investigating a chase that ended with the suspect’s body being pulled from a lake. It started around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night when a Roseville police officer noticed a problem with the car’s tail light.

08/11/2013

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Denver Man’s Body Found In Boundary Waters Lake

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says a 29-year-old man from Denver, Colorado, died after jumping from a cliff into a lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The sheriff’s office identified the man as Chase Winkey.

08/08/2013

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Recent Rain’s Bright Side: Better Drought Outlook

There’s one bright side to the dark clouds we’ve seen day after day — a better drought outlook. Meteorologist Matt Brickman said while some of the state is still in a severe drought, recent moisture has helped make big improvements.

06/12/2013

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MN Water Accidents Claim 3 Lives

The past few days have been deadly on Minnesota waters. A 3-year-old boy drowned in a lake in Nisswa on Monday, and over 5-year-old girl and a woman died in a boating accident on Lac qui Parle, as the two were without life jackets.

06/11/2013

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Chris & Amelia Visit The Birkie (Day 2)

On Friday, Amelia Santaniello and Chris Shaffer spent a second day in Packer land checking out one of the biggest cross country ski events in the world — the American Birkebeiner.

02/22/2013

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Excavator Breaks Through Bloomington Lake

Crews are using big machinery to try to free some big machinery from a Twin Cities lake.

02/20/2013

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Authorities: Car That Plunged Into Lake Stolen, No One Inside

Police are investigating after a car went into Cedar Lake Thursday afternoon.

12/13/2012

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Artist Couple Talks Uptown Art Fair’s Origins

You’ll find one-of-a-kind pieces of art at this weekend’s Uptown Art Fair. Just like each work, the artists have their own stories.

08/03/2012

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Fish Kills Surfacing Around MN’s Lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says high temperatures may be contributing to fish kills in lakes around the state.

07/22/2012

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Tests Find Big Sandy Lake Water Safe

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says tests find bacterial levels are safe at Big Sandy Lake near McGregor.

07/19/2012

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DNR Pushes Life Jacket Safety After Increased Drownings

Less than a month into summer and there have been several drownings on Minnesota waterways. The latest numbers from the Department of Natural Resources show 25 drownings since May, six of which happened on boats. In every boating case, the victim wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

07/15/2012

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Task Force Spreading Word On Water Safety

With 25 drownings this summer in area pools, ponds and lakes, a newly formed task force is spreading the word about water safety.

07/12/2012

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