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Minnesota Officials Urging Boaters To Use Caution

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.

07/02/2013

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Lift Bridge Construction Leads To No-Wake Zone On St. Croix

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.

06/15/2013

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Cool Spring Brings Outdoor Swimming Hazards

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.

06/07/2013

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Sheriff: 1 Dead, 2 Hurt In St. Croix River Boating Accident

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.

06/06/2013

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Best Places To Go Fishing In Minnesota

Minnesota state parks are great places for beginning anglers to try a hand at catching fish.

05/25/2013

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Body Found In St. Croix River Was Missing Hudson (Wis.) Man

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.

05/16/2013

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Deputies Pull Body From St. Croix In Washington Co.

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.

05/14/2013

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Fishing Opener Water Temps? A Frigid 40-Some Degrees

Ice-out or not, Minnesota’s fishing opener is Saturday, and the DNR said beware that the water temperatures will be colder than normal.

05/08/2013

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Zebra Mussels Halt Work On St. Croix Bridge

A tiny threat has stopped work on the new St. Croix River bridge.

05/03/2013

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Leech-less Spring ‘Worst Nightmare’ In Bait Industry

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.

05/03/2013

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Work Begins On New St. Croix Bridge Project

Work has begun on the new St. Croix bridge project to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin.

04/29/2013

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Study: Asian Carp Numbers Low In Minnesota

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.

04/04/2013

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DNR Searching For Asian Carp Near The Twin Cities

Anglers searched chilly waters Wednesday for a predator that could threaten fishing in Minnesota.

03/27/2013

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Corps Of Engineers OKs Stillwater Bridge Permit

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.

03/11/2013

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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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Authorities Warn Of Dangers Of Snowmobiling On Rivers

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.

02/17/2013

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Recovering Swan Population Threatened By Lead Poisoning

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.

01/17/2013

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Pumpkin Boat Racing On The St. Croix River

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.

10/14/2012

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Edina Man’s Body Found In St. Croix River

The body of a 52-year-old Edina man has been pulled out of the St. Croix River.

10/14/2012

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Taylors Falls Boat Tours Cut Short Due To Drought Conditions

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.

09/20/2012

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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to Stillwater, MN

Scenic Stillwater sits only a short drive west of the Twin Cities, and its proximity to the St. Croix River means this bustling town is equally enjoyable on warm summer nights as it is wrapped up in a picturesque snowfall. Considered the birthplace of Minnesota, as the charter for statehood was signed here in 1858, the town is full of history. Don’t miss out on a day trip to one of the most darling cities Minnesota has to offer.

09/01/2012

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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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Wis. Drivers Breaking The Law, Ignoring Construction Signs

A construction project is causing so much pain for drivers in Wisconsin, that they’re actually breaking the law to get around it.

07/24/2012

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Welch Man Found In St. Croix River

Authorities have found the man who had been missing in the St. Croix River since earlier this week.

06/30/2012

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Man Drowns After Falling Off Dock In Western Wis.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent drowning in the St. Croix River that happened Tuesday night.

06/27/2012

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