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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.

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Lack of rain leading to boat damage in parts of Minnesota

Water levels are lower in lakes, causing leisure crafts to find rocks.

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All beaches, public pools in Bloomington closed for entire summer

It follows a prior announcement that the City of Minneapolis made.

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Harmful algae blooms at 3 Minneapolis lakes are improving

Test results aren't in yet, but the park board says people can use the lakes again.

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3 Minneapolis lakes experiencing harmful algae blooms

The algae turns the lake water to a murky brown color.

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2 swim to shore, 1 dead after canoe capsizes in the BWCA

It's unclear what the lake conditions were at the time the canoe overturned.

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Minnesota DNR releases guidance for the Fishing Opener

Things will be a little bit different this year.

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Coronavirus: More professions are added to MN's 'essential worker' list

The Stay at Home order has been loosened, with an eye towards boating season.

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Walz: Crowds are 'a little too big' at Minneapolis lakes

Despite some disagreement, the governor isn't going to take the hotline down.

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Mother, son rescued after canoe capsizes on Leech Lake

They were found hours later in a very remote wooded area.

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Girl hospitalized after freak accident tubing on lake in Minnesota

It happened on a lake about 30 miles from Detroit Lakes.

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Body of missing boater recovered in west-central Minnesota

The man's pontoon was found empty and still running Monday night.

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Rise in E. coli levels prompts closing of 3 Minneapolis beaches

Beaches usually re-open with 24-48 hours after bacteria-related closings.

DNR targets impaired boaters during Fourth of July weekend

Extra enforcement will be on and around lakes July 5-7.

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Body recovered from Lake George ID'd as Oak Grove man

The man was said to be swimming when he went under on Saturday.

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17 metro-area lakes receive failing grades for water quality

Lakes like Nokomis and Bde Maka Ska weren't included in the findings.