Lots to love: Counting the world’s lakes

Minnesota has about five percent of America’s lakewater right here, with a total volume of 66 cubic miles (not counting Lake Superior). That’s about twice as much as a typical state.

I am not a brook: meet Minnesota’s Nixon Lake

An awkward shape on the exurban landscape that resembles, with a little imagination, the 37th president whose name it shares, you can almost read it as hunched over, with poor posture, and the suggestion of a ski-slope nose on its west shore.