Gov. Dayton's Final Fishing Opener Boosts Spicer’s Profile, EconomyFor 71 years, the Governor’s Fishing Opener has been about much more than just the fishing.
Spicer, Green Lake Ready For Governor's Fishing OpenerHalf a million people in Minnesota are expected to hit the lakes this weekend for the start of the fishing season.
Green Lake Preparing For Frozen Governor's Fishing OpenerGreen Lake is just three weeks from its latest ice out ever, which happened on May 8, 2013.
Will Ice Augers Be Needed For The Governor's Fishing Opener?There’s just 27 days until the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener, and 25 inches of ice yet remain on the designated lake in western Minnesota.
Sheriff: Motorcyclist Reached 124 MPH Kandiyohi County ChaseA motorcyclist is in custody after leading authorities on a high speed chase near Willmar Sunday afternoon.
DNR: Zebra Mussels, Milfoil Found In Kandiyohi Co. Lakes The Department of Natural Resources says invasive species were reported in two Kandiyohi County lakes last month. In mid-July, the DNR confirmed that there was Eurasian watermilfoil in Games Lake, about 7 miles east of Sunburg, Minn. That confirmation came after a lakeshore owner reported the infestation to authorities.
Storms Soak Southern Minnesota Southern Minnesota got hit the hardest Monday by severe thunderstorms as rains fell across the majority of the state. In Spicer, near Willmar, Minn., high winds tore docks on Green Lake apart. "Last couple of hours been pretty hectic. I mean there is a lot of lightning thunder," Trent Churchil, of Fairbault, said.
Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Willmar Lakes Area (Day 1)In previous years, WCCO-TV has gone to lakeside cities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin in week-long trips. But this year, WCCO-TV reporters and anchors, along with your favorites from WCCO Radio, will be making trips every week to lakes around the state until the start of The Great Minnesota Get-Together.
High Water Levels On Green Lake Threaten Isanti Co. ResidentsLake residents in parts of east central Minnesota are hoping for drier weather soon as high water remains a big problem for many near Green Lake in Isanti County. High water is typical of many lakes in Isanti, Chisago and Anoka Counties. Heavy spring rains and snowmelt have swollen lake levels, putting a pinch in the start of the boating season.
Neighbors Often Help Defend Homes From Flooding, But Not Like This >When water began creeping close to cabin homes along Green Lake in Isanti County, owners jumped into action. They went to the internet to buy sandbags but instead learned a local company, right down the street, had an invention designed to save their homes.
Wis. Authorities Chasing Fugitive CopA Wisconsin sheriff said a man who made his career catching bad guys is now one himself. The Barron County Sheriff's office said Waupun officer Brad Young broke into a Green Lake restaurant yesterday, and drove off in a stolen car.