Best Places For Fall Colors In MinnesotaFollow the fall colors from north to south during Minnesota's autumn scenery extravaganza.
Hundreds Show Up For Minnehaha Park Clean-UpMinnehaha Park is a popular destination for many people in the Twin Cities, which also means it can get very dirty. About 1,600 people came out Sunday to clean up the creek and surrounding areas.
Volunteers Clean Minnehaha Creek After FloodsOrganizers say hundreds of volunteers have collected about three tons of trash during a cleanup of Minnehaha Creek near the Twin Cities following heavy summer floods. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District says volunteers and park workers spent most of Sunday cleaning up and assessing damage along Hiawatha and Nokomisthe lakes and the creek, which branches off the Mississippi River.
Hiawatha Golf Course Partially Reopens After FloodingGolfers like Roosevelt Elliott are returning to tee it up on Hiawatha Golf Course in Minneapolis. "Really, really excited," Elliot said. "I couldn't wait to get out here because I wanted to get some exercise. I've been chipping and putting, you know, for the past month or so."
Minneapolis-St. Paul: 5 Free Things For VisitorsLike many places that endure long, difficult winters, Minnesota comes alive when the weather warms up. So many people from the Twin Cities — as Minneapolis and St. Paul are known — head to lakes in northern parts of the state that the city's attractions truly open up to out-of-towners. And as in any urban area, some of the best are free.
Minnesotans Begin Flood Cleanup, Wait For Possible AssistanceFinally, on Sunday many people had a much-needed, sunny day to dry out. But the extensive damage from flooding in several parts of the state will take a long time to fix. The process is underway to tally up the damage and see if the state qualifies for federal aid.
Flood Water Should Be Considered Contaminated, Officials Say Thursday was a long day for some people living near Minnehaha Creek. In St. Louis Park, some homes were surrounded by more than a thousand sandbags.
Minnehaha Creek At Highest-Recorded LevelCommunities along the Minnehaha Creek faced flooded yards and streets Thursday. The 22 mile-long creek, which connects Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Falls, reached the highest water levels ever recorded Thursday morning. People in the St. Louis Park Creekside neighborhood are helping each other stack sandbags.
Minnehaha Creek Reaching Major Flood StageOne of the most popular creeks in the Twin Cities is at a major risk for flooding after heavy rain Saturday with more expected Sunday. The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities said Minnehaha Creek is at 16.88 feet, which is the highest it's been since 2011, when it was at 16.74 feet in the middle of July.
St. Louis Park, Edina Warn Of Minnehaha Creek DangersMore rain on the way could create more problems for folks who live along Minnehaha Creek. One of the wettest springs on record in the Twin Cities has created dangerous conditions in the creek and an ongoing stressor for some homeowners like Chris Kellick.
Water Level, Debris Make Minnehaha Creek Unsafe For PaddlersYou may have to change your Memorial Day weekend plans if they include canoeing or kayaking down Minnehaha Creek. The recent rain caused high levels on Lake Minnetonka. As a result, water is being released into the creek to lower it. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District warns the release is causing unsafe conditions.
Severe Weather Forces Mpls. Triathlon To ImproviseSome of Saturday morning’s worst weather hit as athletes were preparing for the annual Lifetime Tri Minneapolis near Lake Nokomis. The final steps of any triathlon are reason to celebrate, but the finish line at the Lifetime Tri Minneapolis also meant victory over unexpected obstacles.