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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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Wander Minnesota: Summer Day Trips

As the 2013-14 school year wraps up, there are plenty of elated kids cheering the thought of weeks of free time. Until they actually have that free time…then summer boredom rears its ugly head a lot sooner than Mom and Dad would like. Here are three suggestions for day trips to keep everyone happy. Check the linked websites for hours and special events.

06/05/2014

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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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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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Good Question – Reply All: Sleeping Dogs, Fall Towns & Cold Records

Riley, the Heine family’s English setter, can sleep anywhere, anytime. So, that had Karen from Edina wanting to know: Why do dogs sleep so much? According to Dr. Travis with Uptown Veterinarians, dogs have natural circadian rhythms, like humans. He says some dogs sleep far more than others, and are influenced by their owners’ schedules.

01/24/2014

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Good Question: How Do Ski Hills Make Snow?

While there are some tricks involved, it may surprise you to learn that machine-made snow is made up of exactly the same stuff as natural snow. And while every ski resort has a different source of water, the one for Wild Mountain, in Taylors Falls, is at the top, in the form of a reservoir.

10/22/2013

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Gov’t Shutdown Docks Wedding Plans For N. Dakota Couple

David and Kristianne met three years ago in North Dakota. For their wedding, they picked a Taylors Falls river cruise for the venue. His family came in from Poland, hers from the Dakotas. But plans changed fast.

10/04/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Place To See Fall Colors: Taylor’s Falls

In the land of 10,000 hues come autumn, WCCO viewers sent Matt Brickman to Taylors Falls, Minn., to get a taste of the state’s very best. Once in Taylors Falls, there’s also a vantage point that you won’t find just anywhere in Minnesota.

10/03/2013

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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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Wander Minnesota: Mother’s Day Ideas

It’s only a couple of weeks until Mother’s Day. Have you made plans for the special mom in your life? If you’d like some ideas of things to do besides go out to eat, consider one of these options.

04/23/2013

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