Winona Man Paddles Away 2 Tours In AfghanistanTwo tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. The former Marine was injured in a roadside bomb. He lost friends in combat, and later, to suicide. When the Winona, Minn. resident returned from the war eight years ago, he was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD,
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.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For MN's Best Campground: Boundary WatersWith the Fourth of July just a week away, WCCO viewers picked out Minnesota's Best Campground. And the Boundary Waters came out on top. After 30 minutes of paddling in search of the campsite, it's obvious that camping in the BWCA is a little different than at other campgrounds.
Woman Recalls Tragic Canoe Trip That Took Her Husband's LifeAn anniversary canoe trip to the boundary waters turned tragic for a Minnetonka couple. Dick and Elaine Barber had paddled into the Basswood River rapids before, but this time the water was high and fast and the canoe they were in tipped over.