Minnesotans Deal With A Snowy RealityWhen Everett Diemert woke up, he knew he had quite a manic Monday ahead of him. He works at Hallberg Marine in Wyoming. There were a whole lot of boats that required snow removal. "We are going to have another long winter like last year," Diemert said.
Minimum Wake Restriction In Place For Lake MinnetonkaDue to high waters, officials are enforcing a minimum wake restriction for all of Lake Minnetonka. That means boats, jetskis and other watercrafts cannot go above 5 mph while the restriction is in place.
Holiday Weekend Marks Start Of Summer InjuriesEvery year Twin Cities doctors see the same kind of injuries. "The most common thing that we see are falls," Dr. Andrew Zinkel, emergency room physician at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. said.
Love Getting On The Water, But Hate Owning A Boat? Consider This Not only is Minnesota the Land of 10,000 Lakes, we're also home to the second-highest number of registered boats in the nation. Only Florida has more motorboats registered than the 540,000 cruising our waterways. But there's a new trend that's getting even more families on the waters.
Despite Rainy Weather, Boat Launches Open In Mpls.The chilly weather and rain isn't stopping Minneapolis from opening up boat launches on Thursday, as scheduled. City park employees are on standby to help boaters and inspect for invasive species.
Visions Of Spring: Mpls. Boat Show Readies For ThursdayA lineup of some 700 boats threaded towards the Minneapolis Convention Center past huge piles of snow. On a sub-zero January day, it is a sight for sore eyes.
The World's Biggest Ship GraveyardNouadhibou 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.
Clean Up Stations Making It Easier For Minn. To Fend Off Zebra MusselsThe fight against invasive plants and animals just got easier. That’s good news because zebra mussels are becoming an increasingly bigger problem in Minnesota.
High Water Levels Dash Many July Fourth PlansA frustrating Fourth of July is in store for some Twin Cities families. Several lakes and rivers have dangerously high water levels in addition to storm debris floating on or just below the surface. The water is moving so fast that the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and near Minnehaha Park has been off limits to all boaters for the last ten days. The locks for commercial barges just reopened Wednesday, but recreational boating is still prohibited.
Who Will Clean Up The Massive St. Paul Log Jam?If your Fourth of July plans have you on the Mississippi River, there is one area where boats can't travel. A log jam near Raspberry Island in downtown St. Paul, has doubled in size since last Friday.
3 Miss. River Locks Closed To Recreational Traffic In Mpls.The recent bouts of rainy weather mean people can't travel up and down the Mississippi River as far as they may like to. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed three of the Minneapolis locks to recreational traffic over the weekend. It could be a week before the river is low enough to be safe. Commercial traffic can still get through.