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State officials warn of water dangers, urge boaters to use caution

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MINNEAPOLIS - High water has Minnesota officials urging boaters to slow down and use caution as the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches.

A no-wake zone is in effect on the St. Croix River from Taylors Falls, Minn., to Prescott, Wis.

DNR boating safety specialist Kara Owens says there's a lot of debris in the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers, raising the danger of damage to boats and serious injuries to boaters.

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