Hennepin County Sheriff: Stay Off Thin IceWith temperatures much warmer than normal this week it may seem like common sense, but the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is urging people around the Twin Cities to stay off thin ice.
Hennepin Co. Officials Warn Of Thin Ice, Despite SnowDespite 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.
Mpls. Parks And Rec Close Outdoor Skating Rinks Due To Warm WeatherThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is warning everyone to be cautious if they plan to go out on the ice. Thanks to our warmer weather, ice on a number of lakes has thinned considerably.
Vehicle Breaks Through Ice Into Lake IdaA vehicle broke through the ice in Douglas County on Sunday evening. Two people were inside the vehicle when it broke through the ice on Lake Ida near Betsy Ross Point. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened at about 7 p.m.
Two Teens Honored For Long Lake Ice RescueWith just a shovel and a strap from their fish house, two teenagers became heroes in a west metro town. On Nov. 23, Alex Stark and Cody Clements were ice fishing on Long Lake when the two men next to them went through the ice.
Officials Urge Caution On The Ice As Temperatures RiseSeveral law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are urging caution on the ice as temperatures over the weekend climbed to unseasonable highs.
Hennepin County Urges Caution On Thin IceAs warmer temperatures sweep through the Twin Cities this weekend, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is urging people to use caution on area lakes.
Aitkin Man Dies After ATV Breaks Through Ice Of LakeA 62-year-old Aitkin, Minnesota, man died Wednesday evening when his ATV broke through the ice.
Mpls. Fire: 2 People Rescued From Miss. River IslandTwo people were rescued from an island in the Mississippi River near northeast Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, two people became stranded after walking out to an island just west of Marshall Terrace Park near Marshall Street Northeast and 28th Avenue Northeast.
DNR: Stay Off Ice Near St. Croix Bridge ConstructionThe winter months bring many snowmobilers, ice anglers and other winter sports enthusiasts to the St. Croix River. But this year, they’re finding that there's one area that's off limits. For Guthrie Pritchard, the icy surface of the St. Croix River creates the perfect terrain for four wheels and a sled. "It's fun and I can pull my friends around, and I can throw myself off and wipe out," Pritchard said.
Minn. DNR Warns Of Thin Ice On Lakes With AeratorsAs Minnesota's lakes start to freeze, safety officials are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be cautious when venturing out onto any lake that's covered or partially covered with ice, especially those with aeration systems.
Minn. Ice Remains Thin As Thanksgiving ApproachesSafety officials are warning parents to keep an eye on their children over the Thanksgiving holiday as they visit family and friends who live near lakes, ponds or streams. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the ice remains thin. Six people died after falling through ice across the state last winter.