THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND May Highlights Safe Boating
A public awareness campaign held annually in May emphasizes the need for boaters to wears life jackets.
Nancy Boldt, boat and water safety coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Depar... Posted on 5/22/13 at 9:18 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Operation Drywater begins today
If your plans this weekend including hitting a favorite Minnesota lake or river and knocking back several beers, you might want to reconsider.
Beginning today and continuing through Sunday, conservat... Posted on 6/22/12 at 7:00 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Summer water safety
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds people to play it safe near the water this summer.
North Dakota law requires all children ages 10 and younger to wear a personal flotation device whil... Posted on 6/14/10 at 5:10 AM
North Dakota outdoorsmen are willing to come to the rescue of the state’s Game and Fish Department as its reserve fund is running out. House Bill 1130 would increase all license fees by 10 percent to 20 percent.
Over the course of nearly two decades, I’ve taught and assisted in dozens of hunter education or boat and water safety classes. My favorite part of any event is the question and answer or open session wrapping up the class.
In this case, though, instead of clicking the seatbelt, boaters are being required to do things like pull the plug, drain their live wells and bait buckets and remove weeds and other debris from the trailers once they leave the boat ramp.
CO Angie Warren (Thief River Falls) checked area angling activity on area rivers. The public is reminded that it is illegal target fish including walleye and northern pike during a closed season even if they are caught and released.
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, who spent much of his youth in Roseau, was stopped while driving a boat on Minnesota's Lake Minnetonka on Aug. 31, 2010. He is charged with boating while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and refusing to provide a blood or urine sample. He is also accused of failing to display proper lights and failing to provide enough flotation devices for those on board the boat.
Dustin Byfuglien, a Minnesota native, was charged with third-degree boating while intoxicated, a gross misdemeanor carrying a penalty of up to a year in jail, and refusing to submit to a test. He was also charged with failing to display the proper warning lights on the boat and not having enough flotation devices for everyone on board.
A 3½-year-old child sustained a life-threatening head injury during a boating accident around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday on Lake Stella. The child was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the injured child was one of three children, with one adult, on an inflatable tube that was pulled by a boat.
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