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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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Couple To Wed On Frozen Minnesota Lake

Bride-to-be Jennifer Truex explains that she will wed her fiance Dan Petrie on the ice of Gull Lake Saturday because they’re “outdoorsy people.”

02/17/2012

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Winter Already A Lost Season For Many Minnesotans

It could be a rare sub-zero night Friday. The WCCO weather team says we’ve dipped into those negative digits only four times this year, compared to the usual 30 or so days at or below zero. And, we’ve only seen a single digit high temperature one day this winter.

02/10/2012

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff Bars Cars, Trucks From Lakes

After a rash of vehicles going into the water, the Hennepin County sheriff’s office is banning cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles from all frozen lakes in the county.

02/09/2012

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DNR Reports Far Fewer Fish Houses Than Average

The warm weather is keeping the state’s fishers off the ice in south-central Minnesota this winter.

01/13/2012

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Mpls. To Use ‘Floating Islands’ To Clean Up Sick Lake

A group of architects plan to clean up an unhealthy lake in Minneapolis by using floating islands made of recycled materials, which is a first for Minnesota.

08/16/2011

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Deadly Summer On Minnesota Lakes, Rivers

Six drownings occurred in Minnesota over the weekend, underscoring an already tragic summer on the waters.

08/01/2011

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Travel Guide To The Best Lakes In Minnesota

In the land of 10,000 lakes, where do you begin to find the best? After canoeing on them, swimming in them, hiking around them, and staying near them, of course! We’ve outlined the best of the best to give you some top spots to enjoy Minnesota’s famous waterways.

07/30/2011

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Family Fun Guide To Prior Lake

Home to 23,000 people, Prior Lake has a quaint downtown with inviting shops, lovely parks for all kinds of activities, a beautiful, sparkling lake and a family-oriented attitude.

07/15/2011

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Family Fun Guide to Lake Harriet

When the sun is shining and my family finds that we have a few spare hours or a whole spare day with which to amuse ourselves, more often than not, we head to Lake Harriet.

07/01/2011

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Twin Cities Campaign Raising Awareness For Zebra Mussels

As people get on Minnesota lakes, the Department of Natural Resources and others are asking to keep a close eye on zebra mussels. Now, there’s a new campaign in the Twin Cities that’s hoping to stop the spread.

06/16/2011

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Water Levels: Highest In 25 Years In 4 Minn. Counties

It’s more work than rest at many central Minnesota lake homes and cabins, because unusually high water levels are submerging docks that were left out over winter.

06/10/2011

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Flooding Leaves Some Minn. Lakes A Bit Shallow

Just the sound of the engine in Lake Zumbro is enough to excite Karen Weaver and her son, Aidan Windebank.

05/15/2011

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Top 10 Walleye Lakes In Minnesota

Looking to branch out and try some new water in your pursuit of the prized walleye? Here’s a list of 10 top Minnesota lakes, both large and small, which are known for prolific populations of walleye.

05/11/2011

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Water Quality Remains Steady For Twin Cities Area Lakes

Twenty-one area lakes have received an “A” grade from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

05/09/2011

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Fish Testing Finds 9 Minn. Walleye Lakes PFC-Free

Fish from nine of Minnesota’s 10 largest walleye indicate those lakes have very little or no contamination from perfluorochemicals, or PFCs.

05/02/2011

Great Lakes

Minn. Lawmaker Proposes Water-Rule Moratorium

Environmentalists fear a St. Cloud lawmaker’s proposals would weaken protection of Minnesota’s natural resources.

04/13/2011

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Winter’s Been Deadly For Minnesota Lakes, Fish

When Bruce Wahlstrom walked down the shoreline of Schmidt Lake in Plymouth, he wasn’t expecting such a deadly sight.

04/05/2011

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Road Salt: Essential For Winter Roads, Toxic For Lakes

Road salt is a major tool for removing snow from roads, but it’s also a threat to lakes.

03/25/2011

Great Lakes

Lower Great Lakes Water Levels Projected For 2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels will be mostly lower this boating season.

03/07/2011

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