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Boy Dies In Swimming Accident In National Park

Sheriff’s officials say a 14-year-old boy has died in a swimming accident in Voyageur’s National Park in northeastern Minnesota. St. Louis County authorities say the boy was with a group touring Rainy Lake by houseboat.

07/30/2013

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Great Summer Workouts To Get You Out Of The Gym And Into The Sunshine

Everyone knows how beneficial it is to get a certain amount of exercise per day but occasionally we need a bit of advice to make the right choice.

06/17/2013

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Best Public Beaches To Spend A Summer Day In Minnesota

Check out this list of the four best beaches in Minnesota to take in some sun and relax.

06/08/2013

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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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Caught On Video: Deer Rescued From Lake Mille Lacs

Out on Lake Mille Lacs, the last thing you expect to see is a deer. Angie Barrows captured video on her cell phone this weekend of a deer struggling in the water about two miles from shore.

06/04/2013

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Memorial Day Triggers Pool Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and for many that will mean time in the pool. But before you jump in, experts recommend heeding some pool safety tips for all ages. A report from CPSC says 390 children younger than age 15 drown in pools and spas every year.

05/23/2013

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CDC: 3 Of 5 Pools Tested Positive For Fecal Contamination

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3 of 5 public swimming pools are contaminated with fecal matter. The figures from their tests of polls conducted during last summer’s swim season showed about 58 percent of the samples tested positive for E. coli.

05/16/2013

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New Swim School, Aqua-Tots, Opens In Eagan

Just because it’s getting colder, it doesn’t mean you should put the kids’ swimsuits away. There’s a new swim school open in the Twin Cities that focuses on kids.

10/18/2012

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John Williams Video Smack Down 7-31!

Swimming vs. Golf on the Smack Down!

07/31/2012

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 7-27!

It’s America vs. the World on today’s Video Smack Down! Vote now by clicking the link!

07/27/2012

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DNR Pushes Life Jacket Safety After Increased Drownings

Less than a month into summer and there have been several drownings on Minnesota waterways. The latest numbers from the Department of Natural Resources show 25 drownings since May, six of which happened on boats. In every boating case, the victim wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

07/15/2012

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Drowning Incidents Prompt Warning For Boaters, Swimmers

Two dozen people have died in Minnesota water accidents so far this year – five recently. That compares with 14 by the same time last year.

06/11/2012

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Best Places Where Dogs Can Swim In Minnesota

Even though they’re part of the family, dogs don’t get as warm of a welcome at public swimming pools. High-energy dogs need the nice, cool release as much as kids, though, and nothing pampers geriatric joints more than the low-impact stretch out of a good swim. When temperatures rise, and that furry fella needs a cool dip, count on these five Minnesota swimming holes for the perfect poolside day for your pup.

06/01/2012

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Marshall Hires Former Minnesota Swimming Coach

One of the leaders of Minnesota’s swimming and diving program is leaving to take over the women’s team at Marshall University.

05/23/2012

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A Guide To Indoor Water Parks In The Twin Cities

Since you can’t go jump in a lake, how about hitting another beach? There’s no need to travel far and you won’t have to deal with the sand.

03/02/2012

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