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.
Good Questions: National Anthem, Flu Names & LakesGaylene from St. Paul asks: Why do we put our hands over our hearts during the national anthem? It is actually part of United States law. The U.S. Flag Code was adopted in 1923, and it says when the flag is present during the anthem, veterans and members of the Armed Forces should give the military salute.
Walleye Season Opens Saturday In Land Of 10,000 LakesAbout a half a million anglers are expected to hit the water when walleye season opens Saturday in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Here's a look at some things to expect this season in Minnesota, a state that takes its fishing seriously.
Report: Agricultural, Urban Runoff Contaminating Minnesota’s WatersA new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shows a steady flow of problems into Minnesota's lakes, rivers and streams.
Drought Could Impact Fishing On Minnesota LakesThe walleye opener is just 11 days away, and anglers could be dealing with some shallow lakes. The majority of the state, about 92 percent, is experiencing moderate drought conditions. Less than 20 percent of the state was that dry last year at this time.
DNR: Beware Of Very Cold Water While BoatingNow that the ice is out, a lot of people are getting ready to put their boats on lakes and rivers. But the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says not so fast.