One of the most popular attractions in Minneapolis is also one of the most dangerous right now.
Like 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.
Authorities said a man had to be rescued after his dog went into Minnehaha Creek Sunday afternoon, got swept away by the current and the man went in after the pet. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 1 p.m., just east of Minnehaha Falls.
President Barack Obama pledged the federal government’s help Thursday in recovery after massive flooding hit many parts of Minnesota this month, telling a town hall audience near the roaring Minnehaha Falls that they’ll have a strong partner when they know how severe the damage is.
For the second time, a U.S. president is on his way to Minnehaha Falls. Their visits are separated by a half-century. President Barack Obama was gearing up for a town hall in the city park that has the gushing waterfall at its center.
President Obama’s visit to a popular Minneapolis park Thursday will cause several road closures and parking restrictions. The Minneapolis Park and Recreations Board says the president will visit Minnehaha Park for an event that’s closed to the public.
Communities 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.
Wheel Fun Rentals set up a temporary table and cash register near the falls so they could still do business. “There’s a lot of memories in that small shack,” manager Will Goodnow said. Employees found just a shell of a shack Monday morning. “It’s just a small business trying to make its way, trying to grow and someone’s trying to get in the way of that,” Goodnow said.
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Sea Salt Eatery is within Minnehaha Park and just steps from Minnehaha Falls. It is open April-October, and it’s all about the fish.