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Remove That Ice House By Midnight Or Face A Fine

No matter how cold it feels, ice fishing season is basically over. The DNR says ice houses have to be off most Minnesota lakes by midnight tonight. That’s led to plenty of problems for anglers whose houses got stuck, frozen in place because of all that snow and slush.

03/03/2014

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Anglers Rush To Remove Ice Houses Before DNR Deadline

It feels like we are in the dead of winter still, but for the bottom two-thirds of the state, it’s time to move those ice houses. On Medicine Lake, Dave Johnson spent Sunday trying to move his ice house, saying it was the hardest it’s ever been.

03/02/2014

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Minn. Anglers Dealing With Ice Houses Stuck In Deep Snow

In Minnesota, owners of ice houses are finding them stuck in the deep snow and ice – if they can even get to them in the first place. So much snow has piled up on lakes that trucks can’t get through. And once they do, they’re dealing with thick ice and slush that’s tough to tackle.

02/27/2014

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Art Shanty Settles In To New Lake Home

You wouldn’t think a frozen lake would offer much inspiration for local artists, but you’ll find some impressive work and creativity on White Bear Lake. Now in its eight year, the Art Shanty Projects is underway. After years on Medicine Lake, its new location isn’t stopping hundreds from visiting the outdoor gallery. The typical ice house does little to catch the eye. But near Ramsey Beach, one cluster makes people take notice.

02/08/2014

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High Water Levels Dash Many July Fourth Plans

A frustrating Fourth of July is in store for some Twin Cities families. Several lakes and rivers have dangerously high water levels in addition to storm debris floating on or just below the surface. The water is moving so fast that the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and near Minnehaha Park has been off limits to all boaters for the last ten days. The locks for commercial barges just reopened Wednesday, but recreational boating is still prohibited.

07/03/2013

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 4: ‘Augustine’

Augustine is the second movie in the past three years to deal with the long-discredited disease referred to as “female hysteria” – used as the go-to diagnosis for many mental and physical health problems suffered by women in the 18th and 19th centuries.

04/14/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Kiteboarding On Medicine Lake

You may have seen them on our lakes in the summertime: Kiteboarders riding both wind and waves. But the thrills don’t stop there.

02/19/2013

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Festival Uses Technology To Take Deployed Troops Ice Fishing

Spending time on a frozen lake is a rite of passage for many of Minnesotans. But for military families, that tradition got a unique twist Saturday as technology connected families to ice fishing.

02/02/2013

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Officials: Ice Conditions Still ‘Very Poor’

Despite several days of freezing temperatures, law enforcement officials are still warning people about the dangers of thin ice.

12/29/2012

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Boat Rental Makes For A Smooth Day On The Lake

Our early warm-up allowed people to hit the water sooner than expected. Now the warm sunshine and cool breeze over Lake Minnetonka is luring people to the water. Nobody knows that better than Paul Bergquist, owner of Minnetonka Boat Club and Rental.

06/29/2012

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Gone Fishin': Minnesotans Hitting The Lake On Father’s Day

It looks like a lot more Minnesotans have gone fishing this year compared to years past. In fact, the DNR says more than half a million fishing licenses have been sold this season. WCCO-TV went to a popular bait shop near Medicine Lake to figure out why sales are booming.

06/17/2012

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Warm Spring Could Move Fishing Opener Up A Week

The State Legislature is talking about moving the opening date from May 12 to May 5 due in part to our warm spring. This could make anglers, businesses and mothers pretty happy.

04/04/2012

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Vets Ice Fish With Families At Holes For Heroes

Spending time on a frozen lake is a rite of passage for many of Minnesotans. But for military families, that tradition got a unique twist Saturday as technology connected families to ice fish.

02/04/2012

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Plymouth Apt. Residents Come Back, Clean Up After Fire

Towing suit cases, clothes baskets, garbage bags and barking dogs, residents of the Parkside Apartments at Medicine Lake grabbed what they could Friday. They were fleeing their fire-damaged apartments, headed to whatever temporary shelters they could find.

08/26/2011

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Plymouth Apartment Fire Displaces 150 People

More than 150 people are out of their homes after flames tore through an apartment building in Plymouth early Friday morning.

08/26/2011

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