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Duluth, Minnesota


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5th Annual Wounded Warriors United Motorcycle Ride

Event Date: August 22, 2020

Location: 5577 Hwy 73 N, Cromwell, MN 55726

It’s our 5th Annual Wounded Warriors United-Minnesota Motorcycle Ride!! Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to ride to come out and support a great cause. Registration for the ride starts at 10:30 am kickstands up at 12 pm. We will end back at the pavilion between 5-6. There will be a live band again this… continue reading »

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Fishing and Boating Season!

Winter 2020

We at WWUMN love to enjoy the outdoors. Just remember to be responsible. With the fishing and boating season upon us, keeping yourself and your families safe is a priority, always wear your life jackets and don’t drink and boat. Alcohol is involved in about 30 percent of fatal boat accidents in Minnesota. Drunk boating is drunk driving — designate a sober ride on the water and on the road.


What if you fall in?

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What if you fall in?

Step-by-step instructions for self-rescue 

Created by the Minnesota DNR and KARE11

What should you do if you fall through the ice? First, try not to panic. This may be easier said than done unless you have worked out a survival plan in advance. Read through these steps so that you can be prepared.

  1. Don’t remove your winter clothing. Heavy clothes won’t drag you down but instead can trap air to provide warmth and flotation. This is especially true with a snowmobile suit.
  2. Turn toward the direction you came. That’s probably the strongest ice.
  3. Place your hands and arms on the unbroken surface. This is where a pair of nails, sharpened screwdrivers or ice picks come in handy in
    providing the extra traction you need to pull yourself up onto the ice.
  4. Kick your feet and dig in your ice picks to work your way back onto the solid ice. If your clothes have trapped a lot of water, you may have to lift yourself partially out of the water on your elbows to let the water drain before starting forward.
  5. Lie flat on the ice once you are out and roll away from the hole to keep your weight spread out. This may help prevent you from breaking through again.
  6. Get to a warm, dry, sheltered area and re-warm yourself immediately. In moderate to severe cases of cold water hypothermia, you must seek medical attention. Cold blood trapped in your extremities can come rushing back to your heart after you begin to re-warm. The shock of the
    chilled blood may cause ventricular fibrillation leading to a heart attack and death!


When is ice safe?

Winter 2020

There really is no sure answer. You can’t judge the strength of ice just by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature, or whether or not the ice is covered with snow. Strength is based on all these factors — plus the depth of water under the ice, size of the water body, water chemistry and currents, the distribution of the load on the ice, and local climatic conditions.

 

snow machine on iceThere is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice.

The DNR does not measure ice thickness on Minnesota lakes. Your safety is your responsibility. Check ice thickness at least every 150 feet


Board of Directors

Logan Shiflett add

My name is Logan Shiflett and I currently live in Cromwell, MN. I became involved with the Wounded Warriors United Headquarter organization in 2013 ...

Theodore Johnson add

My name is Ted Johnson and I was born, raised and now live in Duluth, MN. In 1996 I joined the United States Marine Corps and spent 4 years active duty ...

Warren Stenson add

My name is Warren Stenson and I live in Cromwell, MN. I joined the Army in 1989 and left in 1991, am a Desert Storm vet and spent most of my time ...

Ashley Shiflett add

Hello, my name is Ashley Shiflett & I come from a family of Marine Corps Veterans. My grandfather was enlisted from 1956-1960 & my Father enlisted right out of high ...

Derek Daniels add

Hello, my name is Derek Daniels. I was born and still live in the Duluth, MN area. I joined the Minnesota Army National Guard in May of 2000. I started my military ...

Joseph Arnold add

My name is Joe Arnold. I am a highway maintenance worker with Carlton County and a 21-year veteran of the United States Army. I joined in October 1985 and retired ...

Jamey Johnson add

My name is Jamey Johnson and I was born, raised and now reside in Minnesota. After graduating from High School in 1992 I enlisted in the United States Air Force ...

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