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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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How To Survive After Falling Though Ice

With 104 lakes and three rivers in Hennepin County alone, Sheriff Rich Stanek says it’s a busy time for ice rescues in Minnesota. “Maybe you had subzero temperatures, but you’re going to go through,” Stanek said. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office responded to 25 rescue calls out on the lakes last winter from people falling through the ice. Three people were killed. “The most important thing is to stay calm,” he said.

12/20/2013

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The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms

If you’re looking for an unusual tropical vacation this time around, check out the world’s most incredible underwater hotel rooms.

11/26/2013

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Meetings Set On Reducing Nutrients In Minn. Waters

Regulators are holding a series of open houses around Minnesota to give people the chance to review and comment on a proposed statewide strategy for reducing phosphorus and nitrogen escaping into surface and groundwater.

11/16/2013

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Body Found In Minnesota River Likely SD Kayaker

Nicollet County Sheriff’s deputies say they believe they’ve found the body of a kayaker missing since June. The body is believed to be Steven Fritze, a sixth-grade teacher from Watertown, S.D., according to the Journal in New Ulm.

11/10/2013

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Early Snow Spruces Up Your Christmas Tree

Tuesday night’s snow may be the best thing that could’ve happened to your future Christmas tree. Growing Christmas trees can take a lot of patience and Deb Krueger of Krueger’s Christmas trees knows it well.

11/05/2013

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City Lawsuit: Apt. Building Illegally Pumping Water Into Chain Of Lakes

The City of Minneapolis is suing the owners of an Uptown apartment building because the city says thousands of gallons of water are illegally pumped into the chain of lakes each day.

10/22/2013

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Be Wary Of Dehydration, But You Can Overhydrate, Too

As Minnesotans try to beat the heat, there’s also the danger of drinking too much water. If you drink too much within a certain time span, serious health problems could arise. It’s called hyponatremia.

08/27/2013

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Fairgoers Cope With Record-Setting Heat

Extreme heat is the most dangerous type of weather, causing more fatalities than flooding, lightning, hurricanes and tornadoes combined. Appropriately, fairgoers are taking Monday’s temperatures seriously while still having fun. On a second day of record-breaking heat and oppressive humidity, fairgoers arrived with water in hand and armed with a plan to stay cool. For members of the Jefferson High School marching band, beating the heat began days in advance when musicians began getting used to consuming lots of water.

08/26/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 8-22!

An unbelievable sinkhole swallows the VIDEO SMACK DOWN

08/22/2013

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Busting Some Enduring Medical Myths

There are a lot of mixed messages when it comes to our health. Drink coffee, don’t drink coffee. Eat this, now don’t eat it. So the WCCO Morning Show brought in an expert to dispel some medical myths.

08/21/2013

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Football Players, Marching Band Members Practice Thru 90-Degree Heat

The hot weather forecasted for Tuesday will have lots of people looking for some relief. It should be a popular day for lakes, pools and water parks around the Twin Cities. Lake Josephine in Roseville is likely to be a popular spot in Roseville Tuesday as much of the Twin Cities is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

08/20/2013

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Got Watering Issues With Your Garden?

Have you’ve been watering your garden a lot lately? Does it seem like your flowers are absorbing the water too quickly? According to Bachman’s Floral, weeds may be responsible for stealing a lot of that water and nutrients.

07/27/2013

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What Foods You Shouldn’t Be Eating In Hot Weather

You want to make sure you’re drinking plenty of fluids in hot weather, but staying hydrated comes down to more than just how much we’re drinking. That’s because there are certain foods that are dehydrating us, and you might not even know they’re doing it.

07/17/2013

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2 Skydivers Rescued From Lake Superior

Two skydivers had to be rescued after they landed off the shore of Lake Superior Saturday, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.

07/13/2013

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