Latest Lakes News

Reviving Ojibwe spiritual traditions, one pet at a time

Nov. 27, 2021 09:36 AM EST

CASS LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — Animal neglect used to be such a problem on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, with basic services like sterilization out of reach for many due to poverty and remoteness, that packs of stray dogs would sometimes bring traffic to a halt on the main...

Great Lakes' warming has wintertime domino effect

Nov. 27, 2021 08:55 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Winter is just around the corner, but experts say the Great Lakes haven't gotten the message. After summer and fall evenings that failed to cool sufficiently, surface temperatures in the massive bodies of water are trending above average, the Chicago...

First Lake Louise men's downhill canceled

Nov. 26, 2021 15:44 PM EST

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — The first of two men’s World Cup downhills in Lake Louise was canceled Friday due to too much snow. About 10 inches fell overnight and an additional four inches were expected Friday at the ski resort in Banff National Park west of Calgary....

Invasive weed is choking parts of a Central Texas lake

Nov. 26, 2021 13:35 PM EST

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — An invasive underwater weed is spreading in a Central Texas lake popular with anglers, tangling boat propellers and threatening the fish. The weed is hydrilla, an aquatic plant initially imported and sold as an aquarium plant in the 1950s that has...

Residents place moratorium on quarries near Sebago Lake

Nov. 26, 2021 10:44 AM EST

SEBAGO, Maine (AP) — Residents of a Maine town have voted to enact a moratorium that stops development of new quarries along one of the state's most beloved lakes. Sebago's moratorium also bans gravel pits and mines on the shores of Sebago Lake. Town Manager Michele...

Cash coming to Tahoe animal center where burned cub escaped

Nov. 26, 2021 10:07 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Private donors' new pledge to match $500,000 in contributions for a $1 million-expansion at a Lake Tahoe wildlife rescue center is bringing smiles back to staff and volunteers, who have been on an emotional rollercoaster since a bear cub being treated for severe wildfire...

Settlement: Old toxic cables to be removed from Lake Tahoe

Nov. 25, 2021 15:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — AT&T’s Pac Bell subsidiary has settled a lawsuit conservationists filed under a U.S. law more typically cited in Superfund cases, agreeing to spend up to $1.5 million to remove 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) of toxic telephone cables that were abandoned on the bottom of...

Looking to beat freeze, Minnesota man lands record muskie

Nov. 25, 2021 12:12 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man rushing to sneak in a final fishing expedition before the freeze on one of the state's largest lakes appears to have broken a 64-year-old state record. Nolan Sprengeler, of Plymouth, landed a muskie on Lake Mille Lacs Monday night that...

Prior Lake school board members walk out after confrontation

Nov. 23, 2021 09:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of a school board in the Minneapolis suburb of Prior Lake walked out of a special meeting late Monday as they were confronted by activists who said racism permeates the school district. Students and activists have pushed the board to take...

Louisiana launches $11M housing program for Hurricane Laura

Nov. 22, 2021 17:01 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly 15 months after Hurricane Laura struck, Louisiana is kicking off $11.3 million in housing repair and rebuilding programs for the southwestern city of Lake Charles while it waits for hundreds of millions in promised federal aid to arrive. ...