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DNR stepping up snowmobile patrols for holiday weekend

As snowmobilers hit the trails this weekend, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is stepping up its patrols in an effort to ensure everyone makes it home safely.

Anticipating the increase in snowmobile traffic, the DNR announced Thursday it and its law enforcement partners will be conducting group patrols to help ensure snowmobilers “Ride Right.”

“It’s always a really busy weekend,” Sgt. Jerry Fitzgibbon said in the announcement. “We want everyone to know ahead of time that there will be an increased presence of officers conducting snowmobile patrols.”

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