It’s the first day of a new job for Erik Ziegler. The Vermillion College student is on summer break, and working the front line of Minnesota’s war against zebra mussels. “If you sell a boat, a trailer or a lift and someone else buys it, I mean, [zebra mussels] can even be transported to another lake and it will just spread like wildfire,” Ziegler said.
A 61-year-old man is counting his blessings, happy to be alive after his boat capsized while duck hunting. Gary Veenhuis fell into Pelican Lake in Buffalo Township before sunrise Monday morning. The Albertville man was in the cold water for more than two hours. Then a stranger came along.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says a citizen helped save a 61-year-old Albertville man whose boat capsized early Monday morning.
A 39-year-old Otsego man is facing up to a year in jail and up to a $3,000 fine after a conservation officer caught the angler with more than 400 fish, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
A father was able to rescue his 5-year-old son after the two of them fell through the ice on Pelican Lake over the weekend, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
Warm weather and strong winds on Monday are to blame for several fish houses falling through the ice in Grant County.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is launching a new weapon against the spread of the invasive zebra mussel in at least three lakes.
A man survived a night in Pelican Lake after his boat capsized while he was fishing.