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Published June 28, 2013, 09:42 PM

Increased enforcement on Minnesota lakes this holiday weekend

Authorities in Minnesota want to remind boaters to be safe on the water as we head into the Fourth of July holiday.

Authorities in Minnesota want to remind boaters to be safe on the water as we head into the Fourth of July holiday. Starting this weekend the Minnesota DNR and Becker County Sheriff's Department will be stepping up patrol on the water. The extra patrol is part of Operation Dry Water. They'll be out looking for drunk drivers and boaters.

If authorities catch you over the limit you could have your boat impounded, face arrest, loss of boating privileges and fines. Last year in Minnesota alcohol contributed to 33 percent of deadly boating accidents.

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