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Youth boat and water safety class offered

Youth boat and water safety classes offered

The Gull Chain of Lakes Association (GCOLA) in conjunction with Cass and Crow Wing County Water Patrols, DNR Enforcement and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer is again sponsoring two boat and water safety classes for all youths ages 12 to 17.

According to Minnesota state law, all teens 13-17 years old are required to have a permit to operate a personal watercraft and all youth ages 12-17 must have a permit to operate a boat with a motor of over 25 horsepower. This class will cover all rules and regulations, and provide all participants hands-on boat operation training as well.

This class qualifies participants for the required permits. GCOLA will give participants a life jacket. The sheriff’s office strongly recommends that all young people in this age bracket take the class.

The class will be offered June 11 and June 27 at Zorbaz Restaurant located on County Road 77 in Lake Shore.

Class starts at 8:30 a.m. Zorbaz will provide lunch for participants at no cost. Class size is limited.

All who are interested should call Mary Kay Larson at the Corps of Engineers for details and pre-registration at 651-290-5770.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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