As the boat season peaks this July 4th, local businesses are embracing an influx in boats on Lake Minnetonka after a battered economy and escalating gas prices put a dent in one of Minnesota's biggest industries. The DNR tells the Star Tribune that boater registrations more than doubled between 2009 and 2011.
Video: Plane with blown tire makes emergency landing at MSP Airport
An aviation enthusiast caught the moment on video.
St. Paul man charged in online 'sextortion' scheme targeting at least 500 girls
Yue Vang, 31, was charged in U.S. District Court Wednesday.
Emaciated Great Danes rescued after being found living in minivan
Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota and Wisconsin posted that two of the dogs are in "rough condition" and "barely hanging on."
2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing
The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.
Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US
The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.
Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months
James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.
Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances
Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.
Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol
The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.
Reservation holders at Gavin Kaysen's new restaurant asked to rebook after mishap
Mara opens next month in the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis.
Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud
Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.
Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers
The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.
Hennepin County puts clamps down on intoxicated boaters
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is taking Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) offenses very seriously, and has made 55 arrests this year to date. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek called intoxicated boaters "a serious hazard" who "jeopardize the safety of everyone on the water."
Lake Minnetonka's 'Enchanted Island' becoming dumping ground
Many area residents say it's one of the prettiest places on Lake Minnetonka during the winter, but, Enchanted Island is filling up with trash. Neighbors are furious.
Diver-for-hire finds woman's rings in Lake Minnetonka
Marisa Nelson was shattered when she lost her wedding and engagement bands on the muddy bottom of Lake Minnetonka. But a quick Internet search put her in touch with recreational scuba diver Denny Geffre, who found the rings in about 10 minutes.
Archaeologists discover three unknown shipwrecks in Lake Minnetonka
The nonprofit organization Maritime Heritage Minnesota found the wreckage while scanning the eastern half of the large Minnesota lake last fall. The sonar survey also showed dozens of rowboats and cars are lurking in Lake Minnetonka. The husband and wife team plan to survey the other half in May.
Minnesota DNR, sheriff's officials to target drunk boaters statewide
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and sheriff's officials are stepping up efforts to keep boaters safe on lakes statewide as the 4th of July approaches. The officials are taking part in a nationwide effort called Operation Dry Water, which highlights the dangers of boating under the influence (BUI).
Body found in search for missing boater on Lake Minnetonka
The missing man's empty boat was found circling on Saturday evening.
Lake Minnetonka water levels among lowest in years
Boaters should be wary if they're out on the lake early this year, KSTP reports. And conservation staff will meet soon to decide whether to allow docks farther into the water to give boats more clearance.
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