A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty and been fined $1,500 under the Public Lands Act for leaving a boat on Crown land.
Randolph MacDonell of Grand Rapids was fined $1,500 for depositing a boat, outboard motor, paddles, and boat seats on Crown land, south of Dryden at Bunyan Lake.
Court heard that between May 20, 2016 and July 3, 2017, MacDonell used an aircraft to fly his boat and associated equipment into the lake and conceal it in the bush.
Conservation officers located and seized the boat and equipment.
Justice of the Peace Edith Baas heard the case Oct. 5 in Dryden.
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