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The World’s 7 Coolest Floating Hotels

From retired ocean liners and rock-themed submarines, to tricked-out houseboats and huts tied to inner tubes, here are seven of the world’s coolest.

03/19/2014

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Body Found On Mpls. Riverbank Identified As ‘U’ Student

Minneapolis Police are investigating after a man’s body was found lying on the riverbank, just east of the Stone Arch Bridge. Authorities say they received a 911 call around 8:45 a.m. Sunday regarding an unresponsive person lying on the ground.

12/15/2013

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Record-Setting Pumpkin Wows At Stillwater Harvest Fest

What’s cooler than padding a river while in a monster-sized pumpkin? Virtually nothing, obviously. From delicious chili and apple pie, to hanging out with giant pumpkins and seeing the massive veggies be used as boats — it’s all possible at the Stillwater Harvest Fest.

10/12/2013

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The Sunken Boat On St. Croix May Be Stuck There For A Bit

The half-sunken houseboat on the St. Croix may be there for a while. After renting a crane from the Stillwater bridge construction site on Wednesday evening, crews started trying to hoist the cruise ship. But apparently a leak prohibited them from lifting it.

09/04/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Floating The Scenic, Gentle Cannon River

Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes offer wide-open spaces for fast boats and personal watercraft. But for a quieter, more relaxing day on the water, there are seven rivers in the state, designated as “wild, scenic and recreational.”

07/16/2013

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Bike The Mississippi With A Ranger Guide

Beginning this week — and every Saturday throughout the summer — park rangers will be hosting guided tours. You choose which route: Harriet Island, Stone Arch Bridge or Fort Snelling. We asked the rangers to give us a little sneak peak.

07/06/2013

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Fishing Expert: Rely On Electronics, Or Not?

It’s just two days until the fishing opener. Assuming you go to southern Minnesota to find fish this weekend, it’s safe to say there will be plenty of pressure from other anglers as lakes may be quite busy.

05/09/2013

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Police Investigate After Body Found In Mississippi River

Police are investigating after a body was found in the Mississippi River on Wednesday.

05/08/2013

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Fargo-Area Officials Outline Plans For Sandbagging

Spring clean-up week has been replaced by spring flood-fighting week in Fargo.

04/19/2013

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Some River Gauges Could Be Victims Of Budget Cuts

Some of the stream and river gauges used to help forecasters predict flood conditions around the country could be discontinued as a result of automatic federal budget cuts that went into effect this month.

03/15/2013

Left: Batrodin Siyad. Right: Mohammed Malin

2nd Body Found ln Fatal Wis. Semi Accident

A second body has been recovered after a semi truck left the road and went into a river near Menonomie, Wis. amid snowy conditions Tuesday morning.

03/06/2013

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Body Recovered After Semi Slides Into River In Wis.

The State Patrol says a body believed to be the driver of a semi has been recovered from a river in western Wisconsin, while emergency crews search for a second person.

03/05/2013

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Search For Missing Snowmobiler Suspended

Dangerous conditions led authorities to suspend the search Sunday for a snowmobiler they believe broke through the ice and was swept down a remote part of the St. Croix River.

02/17/2013

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Body Found In St. Croix River

A deceased body has been discovered in the St. Croix River in Afton, Minn. Sunday, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

08/12/2012

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‘We Went From Laughing To Sheer Terror’: Woman On River Dangers

A Minnesota woman is warning others to be careful and wear lifejackets while riding rivers, which may appear calm but can quickly turn rough and possibly life-threatening.

06/29/2012

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