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Park Rapids Preps For Fishing Opener Onslaught

Park Rapids will be jumping in mere hours with the arrival of the Governor. Tim Young is a great ambassador for the ice-cold 2013 fishing opener. He’s been here before.

05/09/2013

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Fishing Expert: Rely On Electronics, Or Not?

It’s just two days until the fishing opener. Assuming you go to southern Minnesota to find fish this weekend, it’s safe to say there will be plenty of pressure from other anglers as lakes may be quite busy.

05/09/2013

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How To Navigate The (Possibly Icy) Fishing Opener

On Saturday, Minnesotans will launch their boats in search of open water for the annual fishing opener.

05/08/2013

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Fishing Opener Water Temps? A Frigid 40-Some Degrees

Ice-out or not, Minnesota’s fishing opener is Saturday, and the DNR said beware that the water temperatures will be colder than normal.

05/08/2013

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Hennepin County Declares Ice Out

In what officials are calling one of the latest dates ever recorded, Hennepin County declared an official “ice out” on Wednesday.

05/01/2013

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Wacky Spring Brings A Tricky Fishing Opener

Tackling this year’s fishing opener on May 11 is going to be tricky. From the bait anglers use, to the types of fish you’ll likely catch, the DNR said the unusual spring will cause major differences.

04/24/2013

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Fishing Opener Around Bend, With Ice-Locked Lakes

Minnesota’s walleye, pike and lake trout opener is just around the corner, causing worry for fishing guides and others faced with ice-locked lakes.

04/20/2013

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Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Thin Ice On Hennepin Co. Lakes

While it’s hard not to notice, and enjoy, the fact that temperatures are climbing, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind you that the ice is thinning on area lakes.

03/29/2013

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The ‘Land Of 10,000 Lakes’ Is Drying Up

Minnesota is known as the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.” But the DNR says the state’s water supply is becoming a concern.

03/28/2013

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DNR: Almost Time To Reel In Your Fish Houses

It’s nearing last call for ice fishermen across the state. In the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, fish houses have to be off the ice by Monday.

03/01/2013

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Drought Crippling Fairmont & DNR Nixes Using Lake Water

After a dry summer, fall drought conditions hit much of Minnesota hard.

02/08/2013

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Common Anti-Bacterial Compound Found In Waterways

New research shows a compound found in popular anti-bacterial soaps, cosmetics and toothpastes is creating toxins in Minnesota lakes and rivers.

01/22/2013

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Program To Boost Great Lakes Cleanup Research

The University of Michigan is establishing a research program designed to bring more scientific credibility to the federal government’s billion-dollar battle to clean up the Great Lakes, officials said Tuesday.

10/30/2012

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Minnesota Adds 511 Bodies To Impaired Waters List

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added 511 streams, lakes and other bodies to its updated impaired waters list.

09/25/2012

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Scientist Warns Of Heavier Storms, More Algae

A University of Michigan expert says climate change is likely to cause bigger storms in the Great Lakes region over the next century, which could worsen the problem of harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie.

09/12/2012

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Lakes Reopen, Campfire Restrictions Still In Place At BWCA

Several lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe and Wilderness Area are reopening Wednesday morning. They had been closed because of wild fires near Ely in northern Minnesota.

09/12/2012

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Good Question: Are Minn. Lakes Getting Warmer?

It’s an amoeba not normally found in Minnesota lakes. It’s more common in the south, where it’s warmer. But it’s blamed by Minnesota health investigators for the death of a 9-year-old boy, who went swimming in a Stillwater lake.

08/09/2012

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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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Fines To Double For Invasive Species Violations

Fines for violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws double Sunday when tougher laws take effect.

06/30/2012

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DNR: Invasive Species Violation Rates Unacceptable

A crackdown on the spread of aquatic invasive species isn’t getting through to enough Minnesota boaters, the Department of Natural Resources said Monday.

06/18/2012

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Snowmobiling…On The Lakes?

What has always been a winter sport is now talking place on the Lakes in the summer.

06/08/2012

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‘Minne’ Making Debut On Minneapolis Lakes Wednesday

A popular creature which made rounds across Minneapolis lakes last year will make its first appearance at a lake near you Wednesday morning.

06/06/2012

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Rainy Day: Finding The Silver Lining

Behind some of the clouds is silver lining. For one, drought conditions finally broke around most of the state.

05/24/2012

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Good Question: What Makes A Lake, A Lake?

In the land of 10,000 lakes, the question of what makes a lake a lake is a timeless one. How big does a body of water have to be? How deep? And aren’t some of these so-called lakes pushing it?

05/08/2012

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Hennepin Co. Declares Ice Out Already

The winter of 2011-2012 may well go down in history books as the year ice passed over the state of Minnesota.

03/20/2012

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