St Croix River
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.
Anyone heading out onto the St. Croix River will have to abide by a new rule. The new bridge construction is underway and a no-wake zone is in effect for nearly a mile along the river. The St. Croix River offers an easy getaway during the summer months. Gail Plewacki of Stillwater takes out her pontoon whenever she can.
That incoming warmth may be enough to get some of you and your kids into the water this weekend. You may think you know the ABCs of water safety. But with this year’s unusually frigid water temps, the rules are a bit different.
Authorities said one person is dead and two others were hurt in a boating accident that happened on the St. Croix River in western Wisconsin late Wednesday night. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was called to a boating accident on the river at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Minnesota state parks are great places for beginning anglers to try a hand at catching fish.
Authorities said the body found in the St. Croix River on Tuesday was that of a man who was last seen in Hudson, Wis., back on April 1. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office identified the body as 54-year-old Donald Duane Marklowitz.
Washington County sheriff’s deputies found a body in the St. Croix River Tuesday that appeared, authorities said, to have been on the water for a long time.
Ice-out or not, Minnesota’s fishing opener is Saturday, and the DNR said beware that the water temperatures will be colder than normal.
A tiny threat has stopped work on the new St. Croix River bridge.
Minnesota’s fishing opener is only a week away, and Wisconsin’s starts in just a few hours — but anglers may have a hard time finding the bait they want to use.
Work has begun on the new St. Croix bridge project to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Researchers studying water samples from the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers for fragments of Asian carp DNA say they found little evidence of bighead and silver carp in Minnesota.
Anglers searched chilly waters Wednesday for a predator that could threaten fishing in Minnesota.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to complete the new St. Croix (kroy) Crossing south of Stillwater.
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.
A 22-year-old man died after snowmobiling on the St. Croix River. Washington County authorities say he drove past warning signs and right into open water.
Once endangered, hundreds of trumpeter swans can now be seen along the St. Croix River near Hudson, Wis. But bird lovers are concerned for the swans’ health because of what the drought has revealed beneath the water and ice.
When we think about pumpkins, most of us think about Halloween. But when these next people think about pumpkins, they think about boats — they grow ‘em that big.
The body of a 52-year-old Edina man has been pulled out of the St. Croix River.
The beautiful dry weather has been perfect for getting out on a fall color tour, but the dry conditions also mean low water levels on many rivers.