DNR Asks Boaters To Stay Safe After Deadliest Season In 16 YearsThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking late-season boaters to take extra precautions after a particularly fatal year on the water.
Life Jackets Can Make Life-Or-Death Difference In Unexpected Boat EventsAccording to the DNR, there have been nine boating fatalities as of June 13. There were seven this same time last year.
'You Can't Find A New One': High Demand, Low Inventory Leave Boat Buyers AdriftThe demand for boats and other watercraft has skyrocketed during the pandemic, while inventory has stayed relatively flat. Manufacturing shutdowns have added to delays.
Rise Expected In Fuel Prices For Boats Compared To Last SummerWhile gas prices are high everywhere, they're even higher on the river. Marinas along the St. Croix are selling gas anywhere between $3 and $5 a gallon.
Minnesota DNR Issues Boat Safety Reminder Ahead Of Labor DaySo far this year, 13 people have lost their lives in boating accidents in Minnesota. That's the highest number since 2011 for this time of year.
‘Safe Outdoor Activity’: Minn. Boat Sharing Rental Co. Sees Huge Demand During PandemicYour Boat Club, a boat sharing rental company, saw nearly a 300% increase in new memberships compared to this time last year. And the company implemented safety policies and new cleaning procedures.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Hennepin County Sheriff Offers Tips For Boating Safely While Social DistancingNow that the 2020 boating season has begun, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is offering tips on how boaters can get out on the water while complying with Gov. Walz's calls for social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sheriff: Nearly 40 Citations, 0 Injuries Relating To Impaired Boating Over July 4 HolidayThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office reports they issued nearly 40 citations, but did not respond to any impaired boating-related injuries or deaths over the Fourth of July Holiday.
Missing Lino Lakes Boater FoundA boater who was reported missing on Lake Peltier in Lino Lakes was found dead late Saturday.
Woman Hospitalized After Suffering Severe Cuts From Pontoon PropellerA 19-year-old swimmer suffered severe cuts on her leg Saturday when she tried to climb into a pontoon boat and was struck by a propeller.
Minnesota Boating Fatalities Remain High In 2016Alcohol is the top factor in boating deaths and accidents.
Lake-Goers Urged To Make Sure Boats Are SecureLast weekend, many Minnesotans spent their holiday on the water, but for three groups of boaters, their Fourth of July plans never got off the ground near Lake Minnetonka.
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.