Ice-Out Declared On Lake MinnetonkaOfficials with the Freshwater Society announced Sunday that Lake Minnetonka, the metro area's largest lake, is ice free.
Sheriff: Body Of Young Woman Recovered From Miss. River In Mpls.The body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday night in Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Sheriff's office says the body was found by the county's water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.
WCCO’s Lauren Casey Learns Ice Rescue SkillsHaving moved to Minnesota from Florida, my scariest aquatic experience involved a water temperature below 80 degrees, until Tuesday. I put on a protective "mustang" suit, ready for a mock water rescue in icy Lake Minnetonka with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol. Not yet at ice's edge, I was already panic stricken. I can't imagine this as my job.
Man Who Allegedly Police On High-Speed Boat Chase ChargedA Twin Cities father accused of leading police on a boat chase with a baby in tow has been charged Monday. Thirty-three-year-old Ryan Krueger, of Mound, was charged with one count each of fleeing a police officer, terroristic threats or reckless disregard, child endangerment and operating a motorboat under the influence of alcohol. According to authorities, around 8:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Krueger led police on a high-speed boat chase on Lake Minnetonka.
Henn. Co. Seeks More Water Patrol Volunteers When responding to ice accidents, the Hennepin County Sheriff's office says they want more resources.
Hennepin County Issues Thin Ice AdvisoryThe same week Hennepin County Deputies began patrolling Lake Minnetonka with snowmobiles, a Thin Ice Advisory has been issued. Friday’s advisory will remain in effect for all bodies of water in Hennepin County.
Hennepin County Seeking Volunteers To Be Special DeputiesThe Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to volunteer as Special Deputies. Special Deputies perform public safety duties at community events, crime scenes, on water, and during emergencies. The Sheriff’s Office currently has 125 Special Deputies, who provided more than 15,300 hours of service in 2011 alone.