The U.S. Government wants you to wash your car if you live in an area where salt is used to clear the roads of snow and ice. This National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wrapped up a five-year investigation into rusting pipes carrying brake fluid in five million older vehicles.
U.S. and Canadian crews are working to clear a path through ice on eastern Lake Superior that’s left freighters unable to move, including one that had a hole punched in its hull. The Canadian Coast Guard says that by Wednesday afternoon, six vessels heading toward the lower lakes and 12 vessels heading toward upper Lake Superior were waiting to move.
Officials with the Freshwater Society announced Sunday that Lake Minnetonka, the metro area’s largest lake, is ice free.
Authorities say a 4-year-old boy who was pulled from an icy lake in northern Iowa has died at a Minnesota hospital.
Authorities say a 56-year-old man and his dog were rescued from an icy pond in his backyard near Watertown.
Thick ice is delaying the resumption of shipping on the Upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had planned to reopen Lock and Dam 5A near Fountain City, Wisconsin, on Monday.
After attracting nearly 36,000 visitors over nine days, the Apostle Island ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin will be closing Monday night.
A 50-year-old man is dead and his 2-year-old grandson is in critical condition after the UTV they were on broke through the ice on a lake near Alexandria, according to their family.
Despite a fresh coating of snow Tuesday, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says much of the ice in the area is thin. Officials are urging people to use caution on all bodies of water throughout the county.
The outdoor ice skating season officially ends Sunday on the 47 outdoor rinks operated by the Minneapolis Parks Board.
For 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.
A Minnesota man who left the U.S. in 2007 and joined the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia was released from federal prison on Thursday, but is now in the custody of U.S. immigration officials.
Two people had to be pulled from a pick-up truck on Leech Lake Friday after it broke through thin ice. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call around 7:49 a.m. Friday of a vehicle partially through the ice on Leech Lake.
Upon arrival, officers and the Walker Fire Department found two people in the bed of the truck, uninjured but unable to get out safely.
Sheriff Tom Burch said the fire department was able to successfully rescue the two from the truck,
They were not injured.
Officers are urging people to practice caution on the ice as, despite the previous week’s cold temperatures, the ice is not safe everywhere. They urge people to check the thickness first before going out, and remind people that ice should never be considered 100 percent safe.
Crews at the U.S. Pond Hockey Championship are using cutting-edge technology to keep the ice smooth and safe. More than 500 hockey games on 25 rinks all on one lake can chew up the ice pretty good.
While ice palaces aren’t uncommon in Minnesota’s winter landscape, you probably haven’t seen an ice “castle” like this.
The St. Croix River has become a frozen playground for those who love winter and the outdoors. It seems to, over the last ten years, bring more and more people out here,” Dave Farr, of Bayport, said. Three times a week, Farr runs his dogs up and down the St Croix River, but his exercise route ends south of the new St. Croix bridge.
Snow may become even more of a hassle for anyone owning property in Minneapolis. According to city officials, Minneapolis is aiming to clear sidewalks across the city quicker in 2015. Current Minneapolis ordinance requires property owners to clear sidewalks up to 24 hours after for houses and duplexes, and four daytime hours for all other properties.
Skating out on the pond started a bit later this winter, all thanks to the warmer December Minnesota had. But, the cold temps are back just in time for the 10th Annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis.
In just over a month, Red Bull’s Crashed Ice will return to St. Paul. Athletes will fly down the icy, quarter mile track at speeds reaching 40 miles per hour. Training can take months and the recent December warm up, when temperatures reached the 50s, is having an impact on how athletes are getting ready for the competition.
Despite colder weather, the DNR wants everyone to think twice before going out on the ice right now. The department says because of the recent weather changes, there are inconsistent ice conditions.
The State Patrol is urging drivers in northern Otter Tail and southern Becker counties to be extra cautious Monday morning as freezing rain has made roadways treacherous.
The sheriff’s departments from four counties put out thin ice warnings after several close calls on the water this weekend.
Several law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are urging caution on the ice as temperatures over the weekend climbed to unseasonable highs.
As sleet came down in the metro Sunday afternoon, road crews prepared for what could be a messy Monday commute. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, temperature is key because it’s expected to hover overnight between 30 and 35 degrees — right around freezing.
Crews in Eden Prairie spent this chilly Thanksgiving putting out a fire. The fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a duplex on Belvedere Drive and Pioneer Trail. It destroyed the left side of the duplex.