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May 8, 2018
During the late 1980s, at a time when the state was experiencing a multi-year drought, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department listed about 30,000 registered boats. Today, that number is approaching 70,000. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: Think safety first when it comes to water recreation
May 8, 2018 - 11:09am
September 2, 2017
Edward Addy of Aurora, Minn., sits at the wheel of The Sandra Faye, a 40-foot Bayliner motor yacht. Edward and his wife, Becky, are planning a 12-to-14 month trip around parts of the U.S. on the vessel. Jerry Burnes / Mesabi Daily News
All aboard the Sandra Faye: Northern Minnesota couple attempting to take 12-month voyage around parts of U.S. in their motor yacht
September 2, 2017 - 10:54pm
January 14, 2016
Mitchell mayor hopes to sweep RVs and trailers off the streets
January 14, 2016 - 3:45pm
December 17, 2015
Conservation Officer Patrick McGownan of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources inspects a boat and motor in this undated photo. With the summer boating season in full swing, the DNR is reminding boaters to follow the state's laws for minimizing the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species. (Minnesota DNR)
DNR seeking watercraft inspection interns for 2016 season
December 17, 2015 - 5:45pm
July 27, 2015
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Families rent canoes, kayaks and paddle boards from the boathouse in Grand Forks
July 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
July 24, 2015
Jeremy Cochran pilots his boat on the Red River as he and Nick Kwilinski fish for catfish on a recent afternoon in north Grand Forks. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Alcohol, inexperience common trends for Minnesota boating accidents, DNR official says
July 24, 2015 - 12:05am
April 30, 2015
Abbey Russell
Stillwater, Minn., police urge boat owners to check vessels for missing woman
April 30, 2015 - 9:50pm
January 24, 2015
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources technician Alex Paulsen of Nashwauk, Minn., demonstrates how a pressure washer is used to remove invasive species from boats at a decontamination station at McQuade Harbor Public Access near Duluth in June 2012. (Clint Austin /
Minnesota counties, lake associations combine efforts to keep invasive species out
January 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
January 12, 2015
Aquatic invasive species tag repeal attempted
January 12, 2015 - 8:00pm
October 29, 2013
Rich Rezanka, an aquatic biologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources displays a stick covered with zebra mussels during an event at the McQuade Safe Harbor in Duluth bringing attention to the changes in the aquatic invasive species laws that take effect Sunday. Fines for transporting watercraft witn invasive species will double. (Clint Austin /
Minnesota officials want more state spending on invasive species
October 29, 2013 - 6:45pm
October 12, 2013
TALKIN' WITH DOKKEN: Winterizing boats
October 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
August 14, 2013
Aquatic invasive species found on boat exiting Lake Bemidji
August 14, 2013 - 10:30pm
June 25, 2013
Grand Forks nonprofit one step closer to securing spot on Red River for water activity headquarters
June 25, 2013 - 9:00pm
June 3, 2013
Canadian fleets expand on Great Lakes
June 3, 2013 - 6:00am
May 5, 2013
Aquatic nuisance species requirements are in place to reduce the potential for spreading invasive species like zebra mussels and Eurasian water milfoil. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: Everyone plays a role in keeping aquatic nuisance species at bay
May 5, 2013 - 12:30am