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Couple Gets Caught in the Weeds at Lake Kohlmier
The Heins’ trolling motor was no match for the thick weeds of Lake Kohlmier.

“The weeds just attacked that motor,” said Loraine Hein, sporting a sunhat and sunglasses.

On Wednesday about 10:30 a.m., Loraine and her husband, Jon, were out testing their new leisure boat when they got stuck in a bed of weeds on the south side of Lake Kohlmier near the boat landing, so she called for help.

The Owatonna Fire Department and Owatonna Police Department responded to the stranded couple. Within 15 minutes Jason Karsten of fire and rescue was wading through the weeds in a bright yellow dry suit with rope in hand. Karsten pushed as several others pulled the boat back to the landing.

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