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Study: Road Salt Levels Spike, Threaten Twin Cities lakes

A freshwater chloride contamination study shows that many lakes in the Twin Cities are so contaminated with road salt that they'll no longer support native fish and plants within three decades.

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Scientists Creating Method To Break Down Drugs In Wastewater

University of Minnesota researchers are developing a way to better foresee how drugs break down in wastewater.

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Boating Fatalities in Minnesota Remain Stubbornly High

Boating fatalities in Minnesota remain high despite stepped-up enforcement efforts.

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No Wake Sign in the Cold Spring/Richmond. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
No Wake Sign in the Cold Spring/Richmond. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
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No Wake Request Placed on Several Stearns, Wright County Lakes

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and the Wright County Sheriff's office has placed a “No Wake” request for several area lakes.

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Jerry Carlson: Quality walleye like this are plentiful on Rainy Lake.
Jerry Carlson: Quality walleye like this are plentiful on Rainy Lake.
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Mille Lacs Catch-and-Release Walleye Season to Remain Open

Anglers have surpassed the walleye quota on Mille Lacs Lake, but fisheries managers are keeping the season open anyway.

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Sheriff: Don’t Wait Until Last Minute To Remove Fish House

The recent warm weather and rain could have some affects on fish houses out on county lakes. Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott says ice fisherman should not wait until last minute to removed their fish houses.

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WJON File Photo: Stearns County Water Patrol. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
WJON File Photo: Stearns County Water Patrol. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Stearns County Water Patrol Keep Lakes Safe During Summertime [VIDEO]

With summer in full swing, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol is out making sure everyone is safe on the water. The water patrol enforces rules on the water and also educates the public on boat safety. Sergeant Kellan Hemmesch says they typically have eight people out on the water during the weekend and holidays.

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July 4th 2015 Fireworks Shows In And Near St. Cloud

The 4th of July is literally around the corner and since it's my favorite holiday, I had to take a look to see what there was for fireworks shows in Central Minnesota.  Here are a few that look pretty cool to me!

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Study Finds Drug Contamination in Minnesota’s Lakes, Rivers

A new study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has found widespread contamination by pharmaceutical drugs and other chemicals in the state's lakes and rivers.

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Barry Flanders (top) separates the males and females they collected in their nets to take back to the hatchery. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Barry Flanders (top) separates the males and females they collected in their nets to take back to the hatchery. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Keeping the Fish Population Bountiful in Minnesota Lakes [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we head out with the Minnesota DNR to help repopulate the area lakes with fish. Consider them natures middle man when it comes to making sure area lakes are stocked with fish.

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