Boating

Minnesota Sportsmen's Show Returns To St. Paul For 46th YearCalling all outdoorsmen and women! The Minnesota Sportsmen's Show is back at the St. Paul River Centre for the 46th year.
2015 Sees Highest Boat-Related Fatalities In A DecadeMinnesota ended 2015 with its highest number of boating deaths in a decade. The DNR said there were 18 boating-related deaths last year. The Star Tribune reports that's the most since 23 people died in 2005.
Investigators: Exhaust Pipe Found Chewed By Animals In Girl's Boating DeathThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has released more information on what may have led to a 7-year-old girl's death after boating on Lake Minnetonka.
Funeral Set For 7-Year-Old Who Died Of CO Poisoning Funeral arrangements have been set of an Edina 2nd grader who died of carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday.
Cities Pass Crooked Lake Wake RestrictionsOn a sunny fall day, a passing speedboat on Crooked Lake creates a postcard-like setting. It is an opportunity for peaceful recreation without leaving the metro. But the sounds of passing speedboats caused some homeowners to fear losing their shoreline during the summer of 2014.
Volunteers Clean Up Lake MinnetonkaAn effort to clean up a popular Twin Cities lake is underway Saturday. Dozens of volunteers will comb the beaches and shoreline of Lake Minnetonka to pick up all the trash left behind from a busy summer of boating. They will also hand out garbage bags at boat launches to encourage boaters to recycle.
Man, 76, Drowns After Pontoon OverturnsA 76-year-old Clara City, Minnesota, man drowned Friday after his pontoon boat flipped over on a small lake in Kandiyohi County.
'Floating Library' Connects Books To BoatersOn this sunny Saturday, we take you to a library checkout line that was very backed up. But the available books were in a rather unique location -- the middle of Silver Lake in St. Anthony. Silverwood Park is hosting a unique to way for storytelling this weekend, called "The Floating Library."
Lake Minnetonka's Gray's Bay Marina Closing For ConstructionBoaters will want to plan ahead next week before hitting Lake Minnetonka. Work on the Metropolitan Council sewer lines is closing boat access at Gray's Bay Marina from Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7.
DNR: Inspect Your Boat Before Hitting The WaterWith warmer weather finally looking like it might be here to stay for a while, there are things the Minnesota DNR would like you to know before getting into the water.
DNR: Beware Of Very Cold Water While BoatingNow that the ice is out, a lot of people are getting ready to put their boats on lakes and rivers. But the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says not so fast.
Despite Early ‘Ice-Out,’ Twin Cities Lakes Remain Dangerously ColdThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says this year's minimal snowfall and mild winter made the "ice-out" come earlier this year, but they say the water is still dangerously cold.

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