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DNR Boat and Water Safety classes offered in area

The following free DNR Boat and Water Safety classes will be held in the lakes area this month.

Breezy Point

Wednesday, June 19, in the Breezy Point Public Safety Building (police station).

PFDs will be provided to each student compliments of the Pelican Lake Conservation Club. A pizza lunch from Commander will be provided by the Pelican Lakes Property Owners Association.

Call Nikki Shoutz to register at 218-380-9978.


Wednesdays, June 12 and 26, at Zorbaz on Cross Lake.

PFDs will be provided to each student compliments of the Whitefish Yacht Club. C & C Boatworks will provide a pizza lunch at Zorbaz.

Call Sue at C & C Boatworks to register at 218-692-3570.

Gull Lake

Tuesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 27 at Zorbaz on Gull.

PFDs will be provided to each student compliments of the Gull Chain of Lakes Association. Zorbaz on Gull will provide a pizza lunch.

Call Mary Kay Larson to register at 651-290-5770 or the Gull Lake Corps of Engineers Campground at 218-218-825-0515.

All classes will begin with classroom from 8:30 a.m. to noon. After a pizza lunch, students will do the operator’s portion of the class on the water using sheriff and DNR boats. Class will finish between 2-3 p.m.

Successful students will receive their Watercraft Operator’s Permit. Students must be at least 12 years old. Class limit is 20.

Instructors are Sgt. Scott Goddard of the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department and DNR Conservation Officer Nikki Shoutz.

Youth cannot operate a Jet Ski (personal watercraft) alone unless they are between ages 13 and 17 and have a watercraft operator’s permit.

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