As 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.
Safety 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.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is issuing an early reminder to be cautious around partially frozen ponds, lakes and other bodies of water. Stanek says no ice should ever be considered safe.
While it’s hard not to notice, and enjoy, the fact that temperatures are climbing, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind you that the ice is thinning on area lakes.
Several days of sub-zero temperatures this winter weren’t enough to keep dozens of vehicles from breaking through the ice on the state’s lakes and rivers.
With warmer weather in the forecast this weekend, law enforcement are putting out a reminder of the dangers of thin ice.
Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Friday this winter season is on track to be one of the deadliest on the ice in more than five years.
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.
Tabitha Markle — just 8 months old — died after her family’s car plunged into Lake Minnetonka on Friday. And since Friday, 15 other people have had to escape from six other sinking cars on Lake Minnetonka.
Now that we’ve had several days with temperatures above freezing, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning people to be safe on the state’s lakes, rivers and ponds.
The Hennepin County sheriff reminds parents and guardians to keep children away from thin ice on partially frozen ponds, lakes and all bodies of water.
A 3-year-old German shepherd/golden retriever mix was rescued after breaking through thin ice on a Barnum lake early Thursday evening.
When Greg Kinnear was shooting his new movie Thin Ice in the Twin Cities two years ago, the production went under the title The Convincer. The Jill Sprecher-directed film shot a number of scenes around the metro area, including right in WCCO-TV’s own backyard.
After a rash of vehicles going into the water, the Hennepin County sheriff’s office is banning cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles from all frozen lakes in the county.
Thin ice has forced the cancellation of a popular Minnesota ice-fishing contest. The Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby was supposed to be held this weekend. But organizers canceled this year’s event due to unsafe ice conditions.