The winter of 2011-2012 may well go down in history books as the year ice passed over the state of Minnesota.
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.”
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.
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.
The warm weather is keeping the state’s fishers off the ice in south-central Minnesota this winter.
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.
Six drownings occurred in Minnesota over the weekend, underscoring an already tragic summer on the waters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just the sound of the engine in Lake Zumbro is enough to excite Karen Weaver and her son, Aidan Windebank.
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.
Twenty-one area lakes have received an “A” grade from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.
Fish from nine of Minnesota’s 10 largest walleye indicate those lakes have very little or no contamination from perfluorochemicals, or PFCs.
Environmentalists fear a St. Cloud lawmaker’s proposals would weaken protection of Minnesota’s natural resources.
When Bruce Wahlstrom walked down the shoreline of Schmidt Lake in Plymouth, he wasn’t expecting such a deadly sight.
Road salt is a major tool for removing snow from roads, but it’s also a threat to lakes.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels will be mostly lower this boating season.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning anglers that the deadline to remove their ice houses from lakes in the southern two-thirds of the state is almost upon us.
A Minnesota House environment committee gets a presentation Wednesday on a long-range plan to ensure the Land of 10,000 Lakes has clean, abundant water for generations to come.
Conservation officers will be cracking down on underage drinking this winter on Brainerd area lakes.
Don’t want to cook after spending the whole day on the lake or need to fill up before heading out for the day? Check out some of the top eats in Alexandria — and one just south of Alexandria, for good measure. There’s lots of places in and around the Lakes area to enjoy some good food, so add your favorite in the comments below.