Prepare kit before going on the water

This “ditch kit” comes from Paul Barnard, U.S. Coast Guard District 8 recreational boating safety specialist.  And every man knew, as the captain did too, T’was the witch of November come stealin’. Anyone who has heard Gordon Lightfoot’s ballad about the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald will no doubt recognize “The witch of November” — the…

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Public review & comments sought for Crane Lake Dam planning document

Mark Twain National Forest (MTNF) officials announced the final formal public involvement period for the Crane Lake High Hazard Dam Safety and Rehabilitation Project began on Oct. 15. A planning document titled, “Proposed Action and Preliminary Alternatives for 30-Day Comment Period,” is available for review and comment.  This document is a summary of the ongoing…

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