The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is advising pet owners to be cautious around lakes and slow-moving streams after the death of a dog in Sherburne County last weekend. The MPCA says Brock Tatge and his family, who live on Prairie Lake, were enjoying their Sunday when their dog, Copper, became ill after fetching a tennis ball from the lake.
Leading up to the Thanksgiving travel period, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of the top thirteen counties in the state with the highest combined totals of drunk driving related deaths and injuries.
The Department of Natural Resources plans to put counties in central and southeastern Minnesota under tighter campfire and open burning restrictions starting Sunday.
The State Patrol will have extra DWI patrols on the roads this weekend.
It’s more work than rest at many central Minnesota lake homes and cabins, because unusually high water levels are submerging docks that were left out over winter.