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July 7, 2017
American eel found in Cottonwood Lake in southwest Minnesota.  Submitted photo
Eel usually found in north Atlantic Ocean caught in southwest Minnesota lake
July 7, 2017 - 9:39pm
February 5, 2017
The Hillbillies Ice Bar usually draws a crowd of around 40 people. Sometimes, according to Spilde, it gets so warm in the small bar that she has to turn down the heat. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
Minnesota ice fishing bar is hotspot for a cold one
February 5, 2017 - 5:00am
August 31, 2016
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Wife recounts ordeal of husband who survived 12 hours floating in lake
August 31, 2016 - 6:53am
August 26, 2016
Members of the Lakes Area Dive Team put their dive suits on as they leave the public access of Highway 71 to join the search for a missing man following a two-boat accident Thursday on Fish Hook Lake. (Kevin Cederstrom/Enterprise)
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Minnesota lake
August 26, 2016 - 11:11am
July 19, 2016
Cass County Sheriff Deputy Travis Colette, left, and Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Randy Posner pose with an alligator that was found Tuesday in Hardy Lake in rural Pillager. This is the second alligator found in the Brainerd lakes area this month. (Submitted)
Second gator discovered in northern Minnesota
July 19, 2016 - 8:13pm
May 26, 2016
Record number of watercraft inspectors to monitor boats
May 26, 2016 - 6:57pm
February 3, 2016
After fisherman pulls up bone, Minnesota lake becomes archaeological site
February 3, 2016 - 9:26am
July 22, 2015
As the sun dipped low in the sky Wednesday, a swimmer somersaulted off a tube into Whipple Lake in Baxter. (Steve Kohls | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Summer somersault
July 22, 2015 - 10:36pm
July 10, 2015
Waterborne parasite infection has ‘grim prognosis’
July 10, 2015 - 11:45pm
July 9, 2015
Lakes are safe despite recent infections, officials say
July 9, 2015 - 11:58pm
Teen dies from infection after swimming in lake
July 9, 2015 - 11:57pm
March 31, 2015
Douglas County Dive Team members and Bosek Underwater Recovery Services pull a utility task vehicle out of Lake Andrew March 4. James Minnerath and his grandson Hayden died after the crash. (Forum News Service/Al Edenloff)
Tot dies weeks after falling through ice
March 31, 2015 - 11:37pm
January 27, 2015
Four cars drop into lakes in Cass County
January 27, 2015 - 7:00am
January 6, 2013
A crew from Wee Kut Ice Company harvests ice from Green Lake Saturday in Spicer where construction of a Winterfest Ice Castle began over the weekend.  Blocks of ice were cut from the lake and lifted out of the water using a conveyor made to lift the heavy button
Harvesting Ice For Ice Castle in Spicer (video)
January 6, 2013 - 5:15pm
November 20, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man and St. Paul teen facing charges for possessing drugs, stolen gun
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am