How 'Fish Kills' Reset The Ecology Of Lakes And PondsThe phenomenon of winter fishkill might be shocking at first, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials say it happens most years.
Oxygen Levels In Minnesota Lakes Dropping Faster Than Oceans, Study FindsClimate change is causing earth's temperature to rise, and as that happens, the level of oxygen in our lakes is going down.
Minnesotans Flock To Lakes As Summer-Like Heat Hits On this picture-perfect May Day, many Minnesotans flocked to the lakes.
Record-Breaking Cold Freezing Minnesota Lakes EarlyRecord-breaking cold temperatures are freezing Minnesota lakes weeks earlier than normal.
DNR: Late Seasonal Fish Kill Not Cause For ConcernA stinky and unsightly problem is washing ashore in Twin Cities lakes: thousands of dead fish.
Which Has More Lakes: Minnesota Or Wisconsin?Since the tourism slogan was created in the 1920s, Minnesota has been known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes. However, Politifact Wisconsin recently pointed out the state's new tourism chief claimed the Badger State has 5,000 more than that.
Minnesota Lakes Show Too-High Chloride Levels, With Road Salt The Big CulpritIt's estimated that about 350,000 tons of road salt are used each year in the Twin Cities. It also doesn't help when winter weather lingers into spring.
No-Wake Restrictions In Stearns County Lakes Amid High Water LevelsWith Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office reminds lake-goers to reduce boating speeds on lakes with high water levels. The office announced a no-wake restriction on all Stearns County area lakes and rivers, meaning no watercraft can produce a wake within 300 feet of the shore.
CDC: Waterborne Illnesses More Often In Public Pools, Not LakesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study that says the majority of water-borne illnesses are in public pools, hot tubs and wading pools -- not lakes.
Twin Cities Hot Spots Open For The SeasonWith Saturday being the second 90 degree day in a row, people in the Twin Cities are looking for ways to beat the heat. Luckily, many local pools and beaches are set to open.
Finding Minnesota: Snowkiting On Frozen LakesA February morning on Lake Minnetonka is calm and clear. But it's not long before you spot a streak of orange in the sky, and hear the rush of skis on snow.
Snowmobiler In Water For 1 Hour After Breaking Through Ice Officials in northern Minnesota are reminding residents that ice conditions are currently unpredictable and unsafe after a weekend incident where a snowmobiler broke through the ice, as did several others who tried to save him.
Man Hospitalized After Trying To Swim From Boat To ShoreA 60-year-old man was hospitalized Monday in Otter Tail County after jumping from a boat in an attempt to swim to shore.
'Floating Library' Connects Books To BoatersOn this sunny Saturday, we take you to a library checkout line that was very backed up. But the available books were in a rather unique location -- the middle of Silver Lake in St. Anthony. Silverwood Park is hosting a unique to way for storytelling this weekend, called "The Floating Library."
Hennepin County Beaches Monitored For E. ColiSince 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two E. coli 0157 outbreaks at a swimming beach in Bemidji and on Big Island of Lake Minnetonka. At least six swimmers became ill after ingesting the lake water.