Latest Lakes News

Virus is no brake on July 4 lake party in SW Michigan

Jul. 6, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

LAGRANGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people spent the holiday in swimsuits but no masks a lake in southwestern Michigan, a turnout that disappointed authorities who warn that the coronavirus remains a threat. The virus "doesn’t discriminate,” said Danielle Persky of the Van Buren/Cass...

Story of 2 families emerges after stone found in lake

Jul. 6, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

EVELETH, Minn. (AP) — World War II veteran Laurie Rudolph Heikkila, a native of Embarrass, was laid to rest in the town’s East Pike Cemetery more than 30 years ago. A footstone there marks his grave. So, why did a grave marker engraved with his name emerge recently at the end of a family’s...

Rescue divers find man's body in Lake Carlos

Jul. 5, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — Rescue divers found the body of a man in Lake Carlos on Sunday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the body fits the description of a man who drowned there on Friday, KFGO reported. His body was transported to Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office...

Kayaker who drowned in Kentucky lake identified

Jul. 5, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

SALT LICK, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has drowned after his kayak flipped in a lake, a coroner said. The Bath County coroner identified the victim as Cubaka Nehemia Mutayongwa, 22, of Lexington, WKYT-TV reported. A search for Mutayongwa started Saturday afternoon in the Stoney Cove area of Cave Run Lake....

Vermont lake to be removed from impaired water list

Jul. 5, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

RYEGATE, Vt. (AP) — A northern Vermont lake that suffered many years of algae blooms and other challenges has improved to the point that it's being removed from Vermont’s impaired water list next month, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation said. Ticklenaked Pond in Caledonia County...

State: Boat at bottom of Michigan bay must be removed

Jul. 5, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A sunken boat must be removed from the bottom of Grand Traverse Bay in northern Michigan, according to state officials. Federal and state authorities said Thursday they are working to arrange the salvage operation for the 33-foot-long vessel that sank last month, the Traverse...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pose for a photo before participating in a roundtable discussion with Venezuelan exiles, in Miami. While President Donald Trump deals with his high-profile political difficulties in his high-profile ways, his Cabinet heads are fanning out to battleground states in November's presidential vote, trying to assure essential support blocs on all that the Trump administration is doing for them. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Trump Cabinet members look to reassure battleground voters

Jul. 5, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tromped through a strawberry festival in central Florida, detailing the government's new trade pact. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about foreign policy at a roundtable in south Florida. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator...

Montana adaptive recreation program marks 35 years

Jul. 4, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Many people flock to Northwest Montana for the great outdoor recreation opportunities abound — but for some it’s not as simple as stepping outside the front door and charging out to the surrounding mountains, lakes and parks. For people with varying degrees of...

Bobsled, skeleton still planning for full World Cup season

Jul. 1, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Bobsled and skeleton officials indicated Wednesday that they are still planning for a full World Cup season, releasing detailed schedules for eight races as well as the world championships that remain scheduled for February in Lake Placid, New York. Also still on the schedule: a...

Birthday boat ride turns tragic; couple dies

Jul. 1, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A birthday boat ride turned to tragedy with the deaths of a Mississippi couple on the lake where they own a vacation home. Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey identified the couple on Wednesday as James Reno Jr., 57, and Debra Reno, 61, of Raymond, news agencies reported. Monday, the...