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DNR Warns Waters Are Dangerously High And Fast

Safety experts are urging Minnesota boaters, paddlers and swimmers to think twice before heading out on the water right now.

06/19/2014

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Minimum Wake Restriction Still In Effect On Lake Minnetonka

Boaters and other lake goers are still being asked to go slow on Lake Minnetonka. On June 5, the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District implemented an “Emergency High Water” declaration, during which it is against the law for any watercraft to go at a speed that would result in more than a minimum wake.

06/13/2014

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Snow, Ice Cover Will Boost Great Lakes Levels

Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to continue a steady recovery this year, courtesy of widespread ice cover that is slowing evaporation and snowfall that has approached record amounts in some cities, federal experts said Wednesday.

03/05/2014

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Report: Great Lakes Levels Rebounded In 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels rebounded sharply last year after a prolonged low period dating from the late 1990s. A report issued Tuesday says Lake Superior rose early two feet, almost twice as much ground as it usually gains during its seasonal rise

03/04/2014

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April Snow Helps S. Minn., But Hurts NW. Minn.

April is less than half over, but we’ve already had way more snow than average.

04/12/2013

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Mississippi River Level Still Expected To Drop

Water levels on the drought-plagued Mississippi River are expected to keep dropping over the next several weeks, according to a new forecast Wednesday that comes amid worries that barge traffic soon could be squeezed along a key stretch of the vital shipping corridor.

12/12/2012

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DNR Sued Over White Bear Lake Levels

The dock tells the story of White Bear Lake, ending way before the water. Or the nearby boat lift, left high and dry.

11/28/2012

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A Year After Floods, Shippers Face Low Miss. River

A year after the Mississippi River swelled to near-historic proportions and flooded farms and homes from Illinois to Louisiana, the level along the waterway’s southern half is so low that cargo barges have run aground and their operators have been forced to lighten their loads.

07/16/2012

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White Bear Lake’s Water Levels Linked To Tap Water?

It’s been mystifying residents and scientists for a number of years: Where is all the water going in White Bear Lake? While there are no simple answers, those studying the problem believe they’ve found a cause — but it won’t be easy to fix.

03/05/2012

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Good Question: What’s Worse: Drought Or Wet Summer?

After a cool dry spring: the skies opened and haven’t let up. While much of the country is covered in drought conditions, Minnesota has been far wetter than normal. So, which is worse: a summer drought or a soggy summer?

08/02/2011

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What’s Happening To White Bear Lake?

For the past couple of years it’s been a growing mystery: Where’s all the water going in White Bear Lake?

06/15/2011

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Water Levels: Highest In 25 Years In 4 Minn. Counties

It’s more work than rest at many central Minnesota lake homes and cabins, because unusually high water levels are submerging docks that were left out over winter.

06/10/2011

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High Water Levels Close 3 Locks And Dams

The Upper St. Anthony Falls and Lower St. Anthony Falls locks and dams in downtown Minneapolis as well as Lock and Dam No. 1 next to Minnehaha Park were closed to recreational boats Tuesday due to high water flows on the Mississippi River. The locks and dams will stay closed for approximately one week.

05/24/2011

HINESight with guest host Steve Thomson – 9/10/10

Stevie T. fills in for John and takes a page from the Morning Show.  Steve speaks with Star Tribune entertainment and pop culture columnist John Rash about the astounding TV numbers for Thursday night’s NFL […]

09/10/2010

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