Running Tough Mudder? Beware Not To Ingest The WaterThousands of Minnesotans are training to finish the annual Tough Mudder obstacle course this summer. But they may want to practice keeping their mouths shut.
Math For Public Works Borrowing Bill Proves ToughPolitical calculations are complicating consideration of a public works financing package. It's a marquee bill being closely watched from water-starved Worthington to the campgrounds-in-waiting at the new Lake Vermilion State Park.
Frozen Pipes Aren’t Just An Issue For Homeowners, Cities Are Having Trouble, TooThis extreme cold is creating a headache for cities and homeowners alike. Many residents have been surprised to find no water coming from their faucets.
Sheriff: 3rd Body Recovered After SUV Plunged Into RiverRecovery crews used a robotic device Monday to search the Mississippi River in downtown Winona for the bodies of two men believed to have drowned along with two others when an SUV ended up in the icy waterway.
2 Pulled From Car After Plunge Into Icy Waters In WinonaRescuers pulled two bodies from a car that plunged into the Mississippi River in Winona, Minn. on Sunday. The Winona County Law Enforcement Center said they received a report around 7:19 a.m. from someone who saw tire tracks going over the dike at Riverview Drive and 2nd Street.
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.
How To Survive After Falling Though IceWith 104 lakes and three rivers in Hennepin County alone, Sheriff Rich Stanek says it's a busy time for ice rescues in Minnesota. “Maybe you had subzero temperatures, but you're going to go through,” Stanek said. The Hennepin County Sheriff's office responded to 25 rescue calls out on the lakes last winter from people falling through the ice. Three people were killed. “The most important thing is to stay calm,” he said.
The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel RoomsIf you're looking for an unusual tropical vacation this time around, check out the world's most incredible underwater hotel rooms.
Meetings Set On Reducing Nutrients In Minn. WatersRegulators are holding a series of open houses around Minnesota to give people the chance to review and comment on a proposed statewide strategy for reducing phosphorus and nitrogen escaping into surface and groundwater.
Body Found In Minnesota River Likely SD KayakerNicollet County Sheriff's deputies say they believe they've found the body of a kayaker missing since June. The body is believed to be Steven Fritze, a sixth-grade teacher from Watertown, S.D., according to the Journal in New Ulm.
Early Snow Spruces Up Your Christmas TreeTuesday night's snow may be the best thing that could've happened to your future Christmas tree. Growing Christmas trees can take a lot of patience and Deb Krueger of Krueger's Christmas trees knows it well.
City Lawsuit: Apt. Building Illegally Pumping Water Into Chain Of LakesThe City of Minneapolis is suing the owners of an Uptown apartment building because the city says thousands of gallons of water are illegally pumped into the chain of lakes each day.
Be Wary Of Dehydration, But You Can Overhydrate, TooAs Minnesotans try to beat the heat, there's also the danger of drinking too much water. If you drink too much within a certain time span, serious health problems could arise. It's called hyponatremia.
Fairgoers Cope With Record-Setting HeatExtreme heat is the most dangerous type of weather, causing more fatalities than flooding, lightning, hurricanes and tornadoes combined. Appropriately, fairgoers are taking Monday's temperatures seriously while still having fun. On a second day of record-breaking heat and oppressive humidity, fairgoers arrived with water in hand and armed with a plan to stay cool. For members of the Jefferson High School marching band, beating the heat began days in advance when musicians began getting used to consuming lots of water.
Busting Some Enduring Medical MythsThere are a lot of mixed messages when it comes to our health. Drink coffee, don't drink coffee. Eat this, now don't eat it. So the WCCO Morning Show brought in an expert to dispel some medical myths.