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Sailboat Gets Tangled Up With Aerial Lift Bridge [VIDEO]

Over the weekend, Dave Anderson from the Northland's News Center did a story on sail boat safety, and reported on a mishap that took place just a couple of weeks ago.

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Zebra Mussel from Lake Melissa - Photo from the Minnesota DNR
Zebra Mussel from Lake Melissa - Photo from the Minnesota DNR
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Zebra Mussels Confirmed in Lake Melissa Near Detroit Lakes

I know a lot of people travel all over to camp, fish and enjoy the outdoors.  Of course, there are pests to be aware of and if you're heading towards the Detroit Lakes area in Minnesota, then this will of special interest to you.

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Zebra Mussels found in Crooked Lake - Photo Courtesy of the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
Zebra Mussels found in Crooked Lake - Photo Courtesy of the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
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Crooked Lake Designated As Infested With Zebra Mussels

As more and more people hit the water for fishing and recreation, it's also that time of year to be aware of where zebra mussels are and how to prevent spreading them.

An aluminum can encrusted with zebra mussels found at Crooked Lake in Lake County has resulted in the lake being designated as infested, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Crooked Lake is located near the town of Finland. 

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From a report at NNCNow.com
From a report at NNCNow.com
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It’s National Safe Boating Week And While Spreading The Word, A World Record Attempt Was Made [VIDEO]

It's that time of the year where we all get set to hit the water for fishing and recreation, so it's a perfect time for National Safe Boating Week.  This weekend, the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers was helping spread the message of the "Ready, Set, Wear It!" campaign, reminding everyone of the importance of wearing life jackets.

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Nick Stoltman/ Townsquare Media
Nick Stoltman/ Townsquare Media
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Today Is “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day” For Boating Safety

Yep, that's right.  Today is "Wear Your Life Jacket To Work Day."  It kicks off the National Safe Boating Week that Starts tomorrow.

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Beware of the Hidden Danger of Boating: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning [VIDEO]

When you think of boating safety, it usually involves wearing a life jacket and operating the boat responsibly.   However as Kare 11 reports, there's a hidden danger that you've probably never even thought about.

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YouTube
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Prevent A Breakdown With Your Boat Trailer, Check Your Wheel Bearings [VIDEO]

Ever wonder why sometimes you see a boat on a trailer on the side of the highway with no truck to be found?  Probably because the wheel bearing failed and it either lost a week or it has a wheel bent on the side.   It's a common mistake that many boaters make - not checking their wheel bearings.

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Matt Cardy
Matt Cardy
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Study of Chemicals in Minnesota Lakes Finds Cocaine in a Third of Lakes Sampled

A study has been done on 50 lakes across Minnesota looking for chemicals that find their way into the lakes.  The most common chemical was DEET (used in bug spray).  Followed by a plastics chemical, and then surprisingly cocaine showed up.  Sometimes the cocaine was even found in remote lakes not near a sewer run off.

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(Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
(Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
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Common Mistakes While Boating

Murphy's law always applies to me.  Here's some ridiculous things that have happened to me while fishing.

1.  Forget to put the drain plug in the boat. With new DNR laws, you're suppose to always travel with the drain plug out.  After years o

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Find Parts To That Old Boat Motor Online; Here’s Where To Go!

A couple of years ago I inherited a vintage boat from my Grandpa who had passed away.  As sad as it was to lose my Grandpa, it did bring me some comfort that I would be able to share his passion for fishing by taking care of his boat

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Ebay
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Before Buying Review Dock And Boat Lift Canopy Regulations

The weather has certainly been giving us Spring fever.  Some of us may have already tucked the snow blower away and had our sights set on the "fun" summer toys.  The MN DNR reminds us, before we make that BIG purchase, you should review rules and regulations, so you aren't spending thousands needlessly.  Here's the skinny.

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