Tips to stay safe on the water

"We really want to try to grasp the importance of putting boating safety at the top of the priority list."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With warmer temperatures many people may be looking to cool down in a pool or lake. North Dakota Game and Fish department is reminding people of the safety precautions to keep in mind if venturing “out to the lakes. Many people are expected to seek out boating activities this Independence Day. They say it’s important to…

Roseville Man Charged In Fatal Boating Crash On Otter Tail Lake

73-year-old Charles Gramith is arrested for criminal vehicular homicide

Charles Gramith / Neil BakerOTTER TAIL LAKE, Minn. — A Roseville, Minnesota man is arrested for criminal vehicular homicide in the death of a neighbor in a boat collision on Otter Tail Lake Saturday afternoon. The sheriff’s office says 73-year-old Charles Gramith was traveling at a high rate of speed when his boat hit a boat that was docked. 52-year-old…

Governor Walz Expands List of Outdoor Recreation Activities for Minnesotans

The Executive Order will go into effect on April 18 at 5 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed an Executive Order on Friday expanding the list of outdoor recreational activities that are allowed during the Stay-at-Home order. Minnesotans will be able to enjoy activities such as golfing, boating, fishing, hunting and hiking all while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Residents are encouraged to take part in outdoor activities close to their home. Gov….

“Operation Dry Water” Targets Drunk Boaters Over Holiday Weekend

More officers will be patrolling Minnesota lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. –If you’re headed to the lakes in Minnesota this holiday weekend, make sure you’re not being reckless on the water. The DNR, State Patrol, and Sheriff’s offices are all teaming up to stop people from boating while drunk. It’s part of a campaign called Operation Dry Water. Many boaters are also keeping safety top of mind. “Of…

How to Stay Safe on the Water this Fourth of July

Even if you're a pro behind the wheel, safety is something everyone should be aware of

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — As we head into the holiday week, boating professionals want you to stay safe while also having fun. It’s that time of year to pull your boats out from hiding and get them back in action on the lakes. But before you start driving, make sure everything you need is still there. “A lot of the…