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Boat safe and sober
Alcohol is involved in about 30 percent of fatal boat accidents in Minnesota. Drunk boating is drunk driving — designate a sober ride on the water and on the road.
Boat and water safety education courses
Closures and restrictions
Local and state lake and river restrictions
The Minnesota Lake and River Use Restriction Summary provides a listing of local government ordinances that, in addition to Minnesota Statutes and Rules, have been enacted to govern water surface use for bodies of water in Minnesota.
Local water and river restrictions (March 2018) »
St. Croix high water No Wake restrictions »
Mississippi River at Upper St. Anthony Falls permanently closed »
Jul 15, 2021
|Lack of rain creating challenges at boat launches this summer|
Jul 01, 2021
|Operation Dry Water set for July 2-4|
Jun 17, 2021
|DNR stresses safety after deadly few weeks on the water|
May 27, 2021
|Safe boating tips for Memorial Weekend|
May 10, 2021
|Anglers should prepare for cold water during fishing opener|