Authorities Urge Caution On Root River Following Drowning, RescuesAfter a weekend drowning and two other river rescues, the Fillmore County sheriff is urging extreme caution on a popular river.
Woman, 63, Dies After Canoe Flips On Root RiverAuthorities in southern Minnesota say a 63-year-old woman died Saturday after the canoe she was in capsized on the Root River.
Sheriff: Teenage Girl Rescued After Lanesboro Tubing IncidentA 17-year-old girl stranded while tubing in Lanesboro resulted in the most difficult rescue to date for the city's fire department over the weekend, according to the Fillmore County Sheriff's Office.
7 Tubers, 1 Kayaker Capsize In Waters Across The State Officials around the state are reminding people to be careful in recreational waters as heavy rains have caused high water and rapid current. In Fillmore County, seven people were rescued from the Root River on Sunday after they experienced trouble while tubing.
Rebuilt Rushford Offers Advice For Flood-Ravaged North Nestled in Minnesota’s southeastern bluff country, Rushford is both scenic and quaint. But five years ago, its greatest asset became its worst enemy.

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