It Might Be the Land of 10,000 Lakes, But You Could Get Fined $1,000 If You Swim Across One
A Minneapolis man went for a swim in Lake Nokomis (pictured above, Minneapolis skyline in background) Tuesday night, only to find Minneapolis Park Police waiting for him when he got out. Officers cited 41-year-old Dr. Tom Kleven for swimming too far.
Kleven, who is training for a triathlon later this year, said he was attempting to swim shore-to-shore around 7:30 p.m.
He said he was half way across the lake when a lifeguard ordered him to turn around. When he got back to shore, Kleven said police were waiting for him.
"We should be allowed to swim in the lake wherever we want to," said Kleven.
Note: There are no motorboats allowed on Lake Nokomis.