St Croix River
A 21-year-old Coon Rapids man remains missing Monday after he jumped into the St. Croix River in Taylors Falls in an attempt to rescue his nephew, authorities said.
The Chisago County Sheriff’s Department says there are crews searching the St. Croix River in Taylor Falls on a report of a person in the water. The report of a person in the water went out at 4:45 p.m., according to the sheriff’s department.
You 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.
A study is underway in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin to monitor the health of bald eagles. On Tuesday, WCCO’s cameras got to tag along as a crew brought a single eagle chick down from its nest.
Authorities have imposed no-wake restrictions on boaters venturing out onto the St. Croix River. Because of high water levels, boaters on the St. Croix between Taylors Falls, Minn., and Prescott, Wis., must go slow to reduce shoreline erosion.
The winter months bring many snowmobilers, ice anglers and other winter sports enthusiasts to the St. Croix River. But this year, they’re finding that there’s one area that’s off limits. For Guthrie Pritchard, the icy surface of the St. Croix River creates the perfect terrain for four wheels and a sled. “It’s fun and I can pull my friends around, and I can throw myself off and wipe out,” Pritchard said.
Work begins soon on the superstructure of the new four-lane highway bridge over the St. Croix River connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Stillwater Lift Bridge has ended its summer lift schedule for the year. That means boaters may encounter delays as they try to get under the bridge across the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Lakeland City Council this week approved plans for a house about 14 feet from the river bluff despite objections from the state Department of Natural Resources and the St. Paul suburb’s own planning commission.
If you’ve ever wished to paddle a giant pumpkin down a river, this weekend is your chance. A pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix is part of this weekend’s Harvest Festival in Stillwater. Spokeswoman Cassie McLemore said yes, giant pumpkins do float.
A cruise line ship measuring approximately 60 feet and boasting multiple decks started sinking on Friday near Hudson, Wis. A report came in the overnight hours that the ship was taking on water.
It’s a popular and dangerous sport– done in the summer from the rocks along the St. Croix River.
Authorities in Chisago County said Tuesday they are looking for a missing man who apparently jumped into the St. Croix River from the Franconia Landing Monday and hasn’t been seen since. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene Monday on a report that somebody had not come up after jumping in the water.
A frustrating Fourth of July is in store for some Twin Cities families. Several lakes and rivers have dangerously high water levels in addition to storm debris floating on or just below the surface. The water is moving so fast that the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and near Minnehaha Park has been off limits to all boaters for the last ten days. The locks for commercial barges just reopened Wednesday, but recreational boating is still prohibited.
High water has Minnesota officials urging boaters to slow down and use caution as the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches. A no-wake zone is in effect on the St. Croix River from Taylors Falls, Minn., to Prescott, Wis.