Minneapolis Parks Finally Ready For Cross-Country SkiersSomething you can finally do this weekend is cross-country ski in Minneapolis parks. Only a few short loops had been open with man-made snow until now.
Despite Warm Weather, Christmas Skiers Hit The SlopesArea ski hills are open for business. They've been making snow for a while. But the promise of natural snowfall Friday night has skiers, boarders and tubers excited.
2 Men Charged After Teenage Girl Injured In Loon Lake Jet Ski AccidentA 16-year old Mankato girl is being treated for severe injuries after the inner tube she was riding on slammed into a dock. Witnesses say 23-year-old Lance Jones (pictured) was using a jet ski to pull the girl and another woman.
Man Injured By Boat Propeller While Tubing In Douglas Co.A 29-year-old man was seriously injured after being struck by a boat propeller while tubing on a Douglas County lake Thursday afternoon. Nicholas Didier Galler suffered lacerations to his right calf and leg in the accident on Lake Irene
Goin’ To The Lake: Jamie & Jason Visit Walker (Day 2)August is halfway over, and Minnesotans are soaking up all the summer they can before fall arrives. We've been celebrating the season by Goin' to the Lake every week. And now, we're sad to say, we're bringing a full season of trips to a close.
Goin' To The Lake: Jason & Jamie Visit new Richmond, Wis. (Day 2)On Thursday, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas headed east to New Richmond, Wis. where they visited the Heritage Center, went kayaking on the Apple River, explored Willow River State Park, enjoyed the 45th Parallel Distillery and visited Star Prairie Trout Farm.
7 Tubers, 1 Kayaker Capsize In Waters Across The State Officials around the state are reminding people to be careful in recreational waters as heavy rains have caused high water and rapid current. In Fillmore County, seven people were rescued from the Root River on Sunday after they experienced trouble while tubing.
Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Dresser, Wis. (Day 2)Frank and Chris had great fun during their second day in Dresser, Wis. on Friday. The guys headed to Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area, which has activities for every age and ability. There's skiing and snowboarding, of course, and it's all on perfectly groomed runs that help keep you upright. And they’re open until 3 a.m. on Friday nights!
Folks Take Advantage Of Warm Weather Before Big Freeze ArrivesAfter weeks of agonizing cold, a winter warm-up was the perfect tonic for stir-crazy Minnesotans. The Mounds View Nordic team strapped on their cross-country skis to make the most of the day at Como Park's ski area in St. Paul. Darlene Fry and her daughter Emma were also there to get in some badly-needed winter fun. "It's nice, very nice," Fry said. "We heard it's supposed to go down again next week, so it's good timing."
Best Rafting And Tubing Near MinnesotaRafting and tubing abound in Minnesota. Check out these local lakes and rivers for great fun.
Finding Minnesota: Floating The Scenic, Gentle Cannon RiverMinnesota's 10,000 lakes offer wide-open spaces for fast boats and personal watercraft. But for a quieter, more relaxing day on the water, there are seven rivers in the state, designated as "wild, scenic and recreational."
Best Places For Outdoor Winter Activities In MinnesotaSome of the best and most inexpensive winter activities can be found in the park reserves scattered around the Twin Cities.