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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With temperatures below zero, it was hard to find anyone out on the ice on Lake Minnetonka.

Brent Grewe is a Conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

“Our main focus is game and fish laws and recreational vehicles,” Grewe said.

He monitors activity on the lakes both in the winter and summer.

“We are checking snowmobiles and four wheel vehicles for compliance,” he said.

This time of year, the ice is still not safe, so he’s also keeping an eye on those venturing out.

“No ice is 100 percent safe and the DNR is urging people to check and double-check before they go out on the ice,” he said.

Last year, six people died when their vehicles went through the ice in Minnesota during the winter months.

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