Starting Sunday, boaters could get big fines if they don’t clean water craft of invasive species.
Fines for violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws double Sunday when tougher laws take effect.
The season for spectacular sunsets on a shimmering lake is back again. Boasting more than 10,000 lakes statewide, it’s water, water, everywhere in Minnesota, and there’s no shortage of opportunities to enjoy the area’s lakes, rivers and wilderness areas. With public cruises available on Lake Minnetonka, as well as on the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers, it’s time to hit the water.
Our early warm-up allowed people to hit the water sooner than expected. Now the warm sunshine and cool breeze over Lake Minnetonka is luring people to the water. Nobody knows that better than Paul Bergquist, owner of Minnetonka Boat Club and Rental.
Three locations on Lake Minnetonka will provide free life jackets for the rest of the summer. Boaters can borrow life jackets through the Kid’s Don’t Float Program, courtesy of the Safe Kids Northwest Metro Coalition, North Memorial Medical Center, and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
Police are searching for a 20-year-old who went missing on Lake Minnetonka on Tuesday after jumping off a boat.
The 55-year-old man still missing in Lake Pepin has been identified.
A 38-year-old man is missing after police say he fell overboard on Lake Pepin Saturday evening.
The Northwest Sportshow is making its way to the Minneapolis Convention Center for five days of outdoor fun from March 28 – April 1.
The U.S. Coast didn’t arrest anyone or issue any citations during a focused weekend effort to catch drunken boaters on the St. Croix River.