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Warm fall weather leads to algae blooms on Minneapolis lakes

Conditions are right for more lakes to develop harmful blue-green algae blooms.

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Low water levels: Is it already time to take the boat off the water?

The DNR is urging Minnesotans to consider it in some situations.

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Climate change is warming lakes, leading to more toxic algae blooms

The MPCA says blue-green algae blooms are occurring all across the state.

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Bystander on dock sees teen struggling in water, jumps in to save him

The teen kept going under the surface near a dam on Otter Tail Lake.

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DNR temporarily suspends some of Enbridge's Line 3 surface water permits

The ongoing drought has led to worryingly low stream flow levels in some areas.

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This leviathan is why you shouldn't release pet goldfish into lakes

The gargantuan goldfish was found in Burnsville waters.

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Notable uptick in BWIs on Lake Minnetonka over 4th of July weekend

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota DNR provided BWI figures.

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MN DNR: Please call us if you find a large group of dead fish

The agency says hot weather might be contributing to recent die-offs.

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Heat wave leads to early reports of blue-green algae on some Minnesota lakes

The August-like weather could mean a green summer on local lakes.

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The most offbeat DNR conservation officer reports from the past week

An impatient Jeep driver, a bald eagle in a kennel, and more.

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E. coli closes Ramsey County swimming beach

Routine testing found levels above recommended standards.

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Gallery: Two proposals revealed for new Bde Maka Ska pavilion

The original pavilion caught fire and was torn down in 2019.

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Sheriff: Twin Cities lake conditions still unpredictable

In some lakes, patches of thin and thick ice can be close together

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For the first time ever, Ely's Deer Ridge Resort is open for winter

And in a special deal for Bring Me The News readers, they're offering cabins for 50% off.

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DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

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MDH: Avoid going underwater or plug your nose when swimming to avoid amoeba

Conditions are right for a very rare brain-eating amoeba in Minnesota lakes, so officials want people to assume it's where they're swimming.

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Research yields positive results in Minnesota's fight against zebra mussels

Nearly 500 bodies of water in Minnesota are infested with the invasive species.

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Diver pulls 20-year-old drowning victim from Stearns County lake

There were also three water emergencies in St. Louis County.

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Mystery game invites kids to uncover real-life lake polluters

The game from the Washington Conservation District game raises awareness of everyday pollutants.