Man Hospitalized After Trying To Swim From Boat To ShoreA 60-year-old man was hospitalized Monday in Otter Tail County after jumping from a boat in an attempt to swim to shore.
'Floating Library' Connects Books To BoatersOn this sunny Saturday, we take you to a library checkout line that was very backed up. But the available books were in a rather unique location -- the middle of Silver Lake in St. Anthony. Silverwood Park is hosting a unique to way for storytelling this weekend, called "The Floating Library."
Hennepin County Beaches Monitored For E. ColiSince 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two E. coli 0157 outbreaks at a swimming beach in Bemidji and on Big Island of Lake Minnetonka. At least six swimmers became ill after ingesting the lake water.
Good Questions: National Anthem, Flu Names & LakesGaylene from St. Paul asks: Why do we put our hands over our hearts during the national anthem? It is actually part of United States law. The U.S. Flag Code was adopted in 1923, and it says when the flag is present during the anthem, veterans and members of the Armed Forces should give the military salute.
Walleye Season Opens Saturday In Land Of 10,000 LakesAbout a half a million anglers are expected to hit the water when walleye season opens Saturday in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Here's a look at some things to expect this season in Minnesota, a state that takes its fishing seriously.
Report: Agricultural, Urban Runoff Contaminating Minnesota’s WatersA new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shows a steady flow of problems into Minnesota's lakes, rivers and streams.
Drought Could Impact Fishing On Minnesota LakesThe walleye opener is just 11 days away, and anglers could be dealing with some shallow lakes. The majority of the state, about 92 percent, is experiencing moderate drought conditions. Less than 20 percent of the state was that dry last year at this time.
DNR: Beware Of Very Cold Water While BoatingNow that the ice is out, a lot of people are getting ready to put their boats on lakes and rivers. But the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says not so fast.
Goin’ To The Lake: Mike & Liz Visit Park Rapids (Day 1)WCCO's summer road trip continued Thursday with Mike Binkley and Liz Collin, who are Park Rapids, Minn. The city is about three-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities.They found the Mississippi River's headwaters at Itasca State Park. Countless visitors have stood right at the beginning of the Mississippi River's 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the must-see stops if you're visiting Park Rapids.
Busy Moms Finding Zen On Paddleboards You've likely seen paddleboards gliding across Lake Minnetonka or Lake Calhoun, and maybe you've even given it a try yourself. But if you still have yet to try out your stand-up paddleboarding legs, this summer may be the time to do it.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff's Office Urges Water Safety Over Holiday WeekendThe Fourth of July weekend means more people on Minnesota's lakes, so the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is urging water safety.
Health Officials Offer Safe Swimming Tips Minnesota health officials say a few basic precautions can help keep families healthy at the pool and beach. Despite the recent rain and flooding, the Fourth of July holiday is expected to be busy at Minnesota's beaches and pools. Health officials say best way to prevent water-borne illnesses is to keep germs out of the water in the first place, even chlorinated pools.