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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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Ice House Removal Deadline Approaching

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.

02/25/2011

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Panel To Get Report On Sustaining State’s Water Quality

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.

01/05/2011

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