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DNR warns of cold water danger

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Apr 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

The ice is off many lakes around the state and the Department of Natural Resources is reminding Minnesotans of the dangers of still-cold water.

The DNR's Kara Owens says over 30 percent of boating fatalities in the state happen in cold water below 70 degrees, with the victim not wearing a life jacket.

Owens says they know Minnesotans are anxious to get out as the lakes start opening up, but people need to be aware of the dangers.

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