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Near normal water level at White Bear Lake made summer season the best in years

Updated: September 01, 2019 10:51 PM

Labor Day Weekend traditionally signals the end of the summer boating season in Minnesota.

On White Bear Lake, the sun is setting on the best summer in years after a six year dry spell due to low water levels. From businesses to boaters, anglers or beach goers, "you don't hit rock, you don't hit shore, you don't get caught in weeds, you don't have to worry about being in shallow water as much," replied John Meuwissen of Lake Elmo.

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The economic recovery could be seen by the increase in boaters buying gas, locals eating out at lakeshore restaurants and anglers buying bait, "it's made fishing fun this year," replied Meghan Canono of Maplewood. She and her husband cast their reels from the public pier and settled in to watch the sunset. 

Another benefit of the surge, the White Bear Lake Conservation District allowed the owner of a marina to rent out 50 additional slips to boaters in 2019, to make up for previous years of lost revenues.  

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