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DNR asks motorists to give turtles a brake

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DETROIT LAKES - Each year at this time, female turtles move from lakes, ponds, wetlands, rivers and streams to nesting areas, where they deposit their eggs in self-excavated nests.

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Unfortunately, many nesting areas are separated from the turtles' wintering areas by roads. Turtles are often observed crossing roads as they make their way to nesting areas.

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