Operation Dry Water, a national campaign aimed at deterring drinking and boating, will be in full force in Minnesota Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1. That means public safety agencies will increase patrols looking for intoxicated boaters.
Now that Memorial Day is here, most people in the Northland start to get into a summer state of mind. However, many area lakes are still very cold and that can pose a risk to boaters who are not wearing life jackets.
We are coming off a very mild November, but air and water temperatures are dropping. With that in mind, the Minnesota DNR wants to remind people on canoes, kayaks and fishing boats to to extra precautions.