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Minnesota DNR Says Ice Is Unsafe, Especially For Kids

Wed 2-7-2024

(Undated)- The Minnesota DNR is ramping up efforts to warn of the dangerous ice situations on regional rivers, lakes, and ponds. The group recently released a statement saying that, due to snow insulation on ice, high temperatures and variable thickness, they are asking the public to be extremely cautious around ice, especially on small ponds and drainage ditches, with many rivers also in the warning. 

These areas draw curiosity especially from young children who enjoy playing on smaller ice areas in the winter. Nearly a dozen children have died in the last two decades from thin ice in these places, and making sure your child knows of the dangers is a good way to prevent harm from befalling them. They say, talk to your children, especially in this very bad year for ice and snow.