Minnesota is experiencing a spike in boating-related deaths. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Sunday that 17 people have died in boating-related incidents this year, making it the highest since 2005. With weeks of open water likely left this year, the department predicts that number could increase. To ensure safety, DNR recommends boaters wear life jackets, make sure to distribute their weight evenly on the boat and tell others where they are.
Minnesota Experienced Deadliest Boating Season
By Ashley Hanley|2021-10-18T05:25:09-05:00October 18th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!