PILLAGER -- More enforcement, not more no-wake zones, is the answer to managing the effect of increasing boat and motor size, according to the Cass County Board and Sheriff Randy Fisher.
Lake Shore residents sought a new no-wake zone for another narrow section of Lake Margaret. The county authorized seven no-wake zones in the 1990s.
Lake Shore council member Vicki LaMere said the city found it did not have a way to enforce a city no-wake ordinance, so it sought one from the county.
Fisher said the county has only one full-time water patrol officer for the Gull Lake area, so adding another no-wake zone would not be as effective as improving enforcement of existing laws.
Commissioner Jim Demgen noted one way Cass County property owners can bring more water patrol dollars to the county is to register their boats within the county.
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