State Patrol Tickets Driver For Makeshift Pool In TruckIf you ever thought about creating a swimming pool out of the back of your pick-up truck, you may want to think again. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a driver in St. Michael was given a ticket for illegal operation after a trooper discovered the truck bed filled with water.
Police: Missing Swimmer Scare 'False Alarm'The Hennepin County Water Patrol says a report of a missing swimmer Saturday morning at a Minneapolis lake was a false alarm. Minneapolis Police received report that a swimmer disappeared at Lake Harriet, but the water patrol confirmed at about 11:20 a.m. that no one was missing.
Big Marine Beach Closed For Swimmer's Itch TreatmentThe swimming beach at Big Marine will be closed for a few days this week as officials treat it for swimmer's itch. Washington County's Big Marine Park and Reserve will treat the beach from noon on Wednesday, June 24 to noon on Friday, June 26.
Twin Cities Swimmers Joining In On World Record AttemptA new record for the world's largest simultaneous swimming lesson could have been beaten on Thursday morning.
Dog Dies Of Apparent Blue-Green Algae Poisoning In Douglas Co.One dog is ill and another has died after swimming in a Douglas County lake. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, DCSO Water Patrol received a report of one dog becoming ill and another dog becoming ill, and ultimately dying, after swimming in Red Rock Lake.
Best Places To Buy Swimsuits In MinnesotaWhen bathing suit season arrives, many of us think of sipping tropical drinks on sunny beaches in Florida. Though Minnesota is landlocked, there's still a need for the perfect swimsuit for the summer season.
Minnesota Tourist Drowns While Swimming In Gulf Of MexicoAuthorities say a 44-year-old Minnesota man apparently drowned while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.
Minn. Deputy Paralyzed In Mexico Swimming AccidentWhat started as a winter vacation getaway turned into a struggle to survive for a Minnesota deputy. Last month, 39-year-old Jeff Edwards was vacationing with his girlfriend and other friends in Ixtapa, Mexico. While swimming in the ocean, he got caught in a wave and was slammed into the ocean floor.
A Call Out To Lifeguards In The Dead Of WinterRamsey County Parks and Recreation is looking for lifeguards. They need help at Battle Creek Waterworks and the county's five guarded swimming beaches at Long Lake Regional Park, Tony Schmidt Regional Park, Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park, Lake Josephine County Park and Lake McCarrons County Park.
Nathan Adrian Wins 50 Free At Minneapolis GPNathan Adrian won the 50-yard freestyle in under 19 seconds in the Arena Grand Prix on Friday night in Minneapolis. Adrian was a half-second ahead of the rest of the field. Bruno Frautus of Brazil was second in 19.33, and Miguel Ortiz Canavate of Spain took third in 19.42.
Dwyer And Beisel Win At Minneapolis Grand PrixOlympic medalists Conor Dwyer and Elizabeth Beisel each won an event and finished runner-up in another Thursday on opening night of the Arena Grand Prix in Minneapolis. Dwyer won the 200-yard freestyle and was edged by fellow Olympian Tyler Clary in the 400 individual medley. Beisel won the women's 400 IM and was second in the 200 freestyle.
Family, Friends Mourn Loss Of South High Football PlayerStudents on a high school football team are rallying around each other after a sudden loss Thursday. Sha-kym Adams, 15, apparently drowned Wednesday while cooling off with his teammates at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis.
Authorities: Man Drowns In St. Croix River Authorities said a man disappeared under water in the St. Croix River Sunday night. Washington County Sheriff’s dispatch said rescue crews arrived at Point Douglas Beach in Hastings, Minn. around 5 p.m. According to officials, Juan Gabriel Diaz, 40, swam out to the buoy line at the beach.
Health Officials Offer Safe Swimming Tips Minnesota health officials say a few basic precautions can help keep families healthy at the pool and beach. Despite the recent rain and flooding, the Fourth of July holiday is expected to be busy at Minnesota's beaches and pools. Health officials say best way to prevent water-borne illnesses is to keep germs out of the water in the first place, even chlorinated pools.
Sartell Man Drowns In Crow Wing Co. LakeA 44-year-old Sartell man drowned while swimming in Clearwater Lake Thursday afternoon, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. Authorities responded to a call of a man missing in the lake around 1:37 p.m.