Mandan News

Missouri River Safety Day planned

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Townsquare Media and Sykes will be holding the Missouri River SPLASH, a recreation and boating safety event for everyone who enjoys the Missouri River.

The event will be Thursday, May 16, in Mandan from 3 to 6 p.m. at Moritz Sport and Marine. Displays, hands-on activities, demonstrations, regulations, registrations and prizes will be included.

The event is free, and people of all ages are invited to attend. Individuals who bring a completed boating safety exam to the event are eligible to win a prize.

State law requires youngsters ages 12 to 15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft with at least a 10 horsepower motor to first pass the state’s Boat North Dakota safety course. In addition, some major insurance companies give adult boat owners who pass the course a premium discount on boat insurance.

The Boat North Dakota safety course is free and available at the Game and Fish Department.