Jury Finds Ely, Minnesota Man Guilty of Dangerous Boundary Waters Snowmobile Chase

Barney Lakner made a split-second decision when he encountered three Minnesota conservation officers while illegally snowmobiling in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in January 2014.

Rather than stopping, he thought he could shake the officers by speeding across the dangerously thin ice and open waters of Goose Narrows, the most dangerous stretch of Basswood Lake, Assistant Lake County Attorney Lisa Hanson argued Monday.

Read more about the case and trial here