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Woman, 20, Injured In Jet Ski Explosion

A St. Paul woman was injured Sunday when a Jet Ski exploded on the St. Croix River, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said. According to the sheriff’s office, police responded to a call just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday of a Jet Ski accident on the St. Croix River.

08/18/2014

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Sheriff: 1 Dead In St. Croix River Drowning

A 28-year-old man died Saturday night after drowning in the St. Croix River, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called at about 8:05 p.m. on a report of a drowning in the St. Croix River east of Rush City near Frandsen Landing.

08/10/2014

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Man Honored For Jumping Off Cliff, Saving Kid In St. Croix River

A good Samaritan who jumped into action was honored Wednesday for his heroism. In May, Calvin Vang, 11, fell into the St. Croix River while fishing in Taylors Falls. The boy’s uncle drowned trying to save him. But a bystander was able to leap from a 30-foot cliff into the raging river and pull Vang to safety.

07/16/2014

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Authorities: Man Drowns In St. Croix River

Authorities said a man disappeared under water in the St. Croix River Sunday night. Washington County Sheriff’s dispatch said rescue crews arrived at Point Douglas Beach in Hastings, Minn. around 5 p.m. According to officials, Juan Gabriel Diaz, 40, swam out to the buoy line at the beach.

07/06/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Reopens As Water Levels Fall

The Stillwater Lift Bridge is now back open for traffic. MnDOT allowed the bridge to reopen around 4 p.m. Wednesday after water levels on the St. Croix River went down.

07/02/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge To Reopen Wednesday

Commuters moving back and forth through the eastern Twin Cities metro area will have one reason to breathe easier this holiday weekend. The Stillwater Lift Bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2.

07/01/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Closes As River Rises

The Stillwater Lift Bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin was ordered to be closed indefinitely because of high water, as authorities around the state braced for flooding from bulging streams and rivers.

06/23/2014

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06/23/2014

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Flooding Concerns Growing Around Twin Cities

The Mississippi River is creeping up on downtown St. Paul, and it’s just one of many areas around the state being affected by flooding. The river there won’t crest until late next week but it’s already triggered road closures.

06/22/2014

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Camp Oz Caters To Kids With Epilepsy

Camp Oz on the shores of the St. Croix River may seem like your typical camp complete with cabins, a camp counselor’s office, a mess hall, and volleyball and basketball courts. But at Camp Oz most of the children have something in common — they suffer from seizures, and some have epilepsy.

06/20/2014

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DNR: No-Wake Restriction In Effect On St. Croix River

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday a no-wake boating restriction is in effect on the river between Taylors Falls and Prescott due to high water levels from recent rainfall in the area.

06/03/2014

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Body Of Coon Rapids Man Recovered From St. Croix River

The body of a 21-year-old Coon Rapids man has been recovered five days after he jumped into the St. Croix River to try to save his nephew. According to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, crews found the body of Tou Hu Vang Friday at 9:51 a.m. just south of the Osceola Landing.

05/30/2014

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Search For Missing Man In St. Croix River Resumes Tuesday

An 11-year-old boy who was rescued from the rushing St. Croix River over the weekend is very thankful to be alive as crews continue to search for his uncle. The boy’s uncle jumped in to try to save him but is still missing after the two were fishing on the river on Sunday in Taylors Falls.

05/27/2014

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Sheriff Identifies Man Missing In 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.

05/26/2014

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Coon Rapids Man, 21, Missing In St. Croix River

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.

05/25/2014

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Water Level, Debris Make Minnehaha Creek Unsafe For Paddlers

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.

05/23/2014

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Keeping Tabs On Bald Eagles By Looking At The Little Ones

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.

05/20/2014

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No-Wake Boating Imposed On St. Croix River

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.

04/17/2014

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DNR: Stay Off Ice Near St. Croix Bridge Construction

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.

01/04/2014

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New St. Croix Bridge Superstructure Work To Begin

Work begins soon on the superstructure of the new four-lane highway bridge over the St. Croix River connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.

12/05/2013

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Ends 2013 Schedule

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.

10/23/2013

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Local Move May Ripple Up And Down St. Croix Valley

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.

10/17/2013

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Pumpkin Growers Square Off At Stillwater Harvest Festival

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.

10/10/2013

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Cruise Line Ship Sinks In Hudson

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.

08/30/2013

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Cliff Jumping On The St. Croix: A Popular And Dangerous Sport

It’s a popular and dangerous sport– done in the summer from the rocks along the St. Croix River.

07/16/2013

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