Most Of Great Lakes Surface Frozen For Second Straight YearFor the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast, frozen plain. Nearly 81 percent of the lakes' surface area was covered with ice, the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory reported Friday.
Ron Schara Minnesota Fishing Opener Preview<strong>Ron Schara and Dave Lee talked about Saturday's State Fishing Opener on the WCCO Morning News.</strong>
DNR: No Ice Is ‘Safe Ice’It's been a dangerous winter on Minnesota lakes. On Lake Minnetonka alone, 14 vehicles and one snowmobile have gone through the ice - and three people have died.
Hennepin Co. Declares Ice Out AlreadyThe winter of 2011-2012 may well go down in history books as the year ice passed over the state of Minnesota.
DNR Firefighters Working Around Frozen LakesAll the rain that came with Monday night's storms helped dial down the risk of wildfires in the area.
Wis. Court: DWI Laws Apply To Driving On Lakes, TooA state appeals court says Wisconsin's drunken driving laws apply on frozen lakes.
It's Cold Out There But The Ice Isn't Safe YetWhile winter can be fun, it can also be deadly. This is the time of year when virtually no ice is safe on lakes and rivers.

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