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Clean-and-drain areas introduced at boat launches

July 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than 200 clean-and-drain areas to statewide public water access sites this summer. Continue Reading

Out and About: Car show and boat show w/video

July 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Boats and cars were the stars at two events in Douglas County Saturday. Continue Reading

Maritime Museum featured in premier boating magazine

February 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria received a big splash in a major publication, not once but twice.
Classic Boating, a bi-monthly magazine published in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, has been informing and entertaining boating enthusiasts for 28 years. It’s known as the premier magazine of vintage boating. Continue Reading

Knife River man’s photo chosen for stamp

August 17, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

A tiny Pacific island populated by descendants of the mutineers of the HMS Bounty and their Tahitian companions has issued a stamp bearing a Knife River man’s picture of a replica of the historic 18th-century ship. Continue Reading

Minnesota boaters face double fines for invasive species

May 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota boaters who don’t get on board with rules to protect against the spread of invasive species could pay double the fines this summer. Continue Reading

Putting pressure on mussels

April 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Douglas County commissioners added an extra tool to the county’s arsenal of zebra mussel weaponry at Tuesday’s board meeting.
Land and Resource Director Dave Rush’s request to purchase a decontamination unit from Mobile Washer in Alexandria was approved. The board’s decision is in line with the resolution passed last spring for the county to operate its own decontamination unit. Continue Reading

1 dead, 7 survive 20 hours in Florida waters

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Seven people, including a 4-year-old girl, survived 20 hours at sea by clinging to their capsized boat and a small blue cooler after their vessel flipped during a fishing trip off the Florida Keys, officials said today. Continue Reading

Boat enthusiasts are back on board

February 16, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Interest is high at the first day of the boat, sports and travel show, and retailers say the recession is easing its grip on consumers Continue Reading

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Boat show not just for boating enthusiasts

January 29, 2011 in INFORUM

Vendors offer unusual products, displays to visitors through today at dome

Area anglers and water sport enthusiasts poured into the Fargodome this weekend to snag an up-close-and-personal peek at some of the boating world’s latest craft models and equipment. Continue Reading

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From lumber to legend: Delivery during snowstorm helped fulfill sea-faring dream

December 11, 2010 in INFORUM

Thirty-seven years ago this month, during a snowstorm (if you can imagine a snowstorm in December), an important delivery was made: a load of lumber.
That 1973 shipment was unloaded at a shipyard in a community not exactly world-renowned as a ship-building center: Hawley, Minn. Continue Reading