Warning for Dog Owners
If you and your pooch enjoy visiting lakes, you'll want to know about this. Officials are warning dog owners to beware of a dangerous algae showing up in Minnesota waters.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports a dog died last weekend after swimming in a Sherburne County lake that had developed areas of heavy algae growth. Another dog died after fetching a tennis ball in Prairie Lake, north of Becker. The blue-green algae can look like a splash of paint in the water.
As a general rule: when in doubt, stay out.