I was at the Northland Community Wellness Day this past Saturday and one of the exhibitors caught my eye. Primarily because I use to be a Water Safety Instructor (WSI) at the Wrenshall Pool in the late 70's, early 80's. It's a very fulfilling job knowing that you are teaching a lifesaving technique to students, some of whom are still in contact with me today. If you need a summer job, consider
Summer is an awesome time in the Northland, with warm weather and plenty of lakes and pool areas to enjoy. However, it's important to remember that drowning is the third largest cause of death among children.
One week-end we're talking to the Co-Ho Salmon Anglers in Canal Park and the next week-end we see several of them have moved from casting to out-rigging. Fishing season is in full swing. If you're taking your boat out for the first time this year, the MN DNR provides a list to check for safety.
Boating can be a magical journey but can also be dangerous, especially on Lake Superior. The City of Duluth wants to remind boaters that there is a water current notification system in place to help with your navigation. I didn't even know this existed, but will check it out the next time I'm in Canal Park near the Aerial Lift Bridge...
Minnesota law requires all children under the age of 10 to wear a life jacket on any boat or watercraft that is not docked. Of course, for safety, life jackets are also recommended for children that are playing on shorelines and docks or near water. With the number of lakes in our area, it only makes sense to make sure your child has his/her own life jacket and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Childre