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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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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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