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October 16, 2018
Dodge attempts to pass Mercury, crashes on Highway 18
October 16, 2018 - 7:00am
August 23, 2018
One teaspoon of road salt permanently pollutes five gallons of water, according to Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Melissa Barrick. Submitted photo
Class to cover winter salt use best practices
August 23, 2018 - 9:23am
August 17, 2018
Cloquet businessman to fight deportation
August 17, 2018 - 7:45pm
May 1, 2018
"Just because you can access a lake doesn't mean it's safe to do so," stated Rodmen Smith, director of the DNR Enforcement Division, in a news release."Ice this time of year is dangerously deceptive and can change markedly in a matter of minutes& - and within just a few feet."
DNR urges extreme caution on late-season ice
May 1, 2018 - 3:00am
April 13, 2018
"The freeze-thaw cycle produces extremely weak ice that is dangerously deceptive in its appearance and how thick it measures," said Lisa Dugan, recreation safety outreach coordinator. "A cold snap now doesn't change the fact that ice already had begun melting and continues to deteriorate rapidly."
DNR reminder: Return of cold weather doesn't mean ice is safe
April 13, 2018 - 4:30am
January 21, 2018
A Suburban that broke through thin ice Christmas Eve on Little Detroit Lake is nearly back on the ice Saturday, Jan. 6, during a salvage operation conducted by Tri-State Diving of Detroit Lakes, Minn. Tri-State Diving / Special to Forum News Service
Vehicle at the bottom of the lake? Minn. dive team explains process
January 21, 2018 - 10:22am
January 3, 2018
Ice harvesters cut ice to be removed from Green Lake Wednesday in Spicer, Minn.play button
Blocks of ice from Spicer being cut out for St. Paul Winter Carnival ice castle
January 3, 2018 - 9:43pm
December 10, 2017
The process of a lake icing over is not always a continuous one. Ice begins to form, but may recede or break up with warming temperatures, a strong wind or both. Subtle currents, underwater springs, a trickle of stream in-flow, even a beaver's underwater highway from its lodge to the shore, can affect ice thickness.  PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: First ice is a timeless temptation
December 10, 2017 - 6:00am
Nancy Estrada of Evansville walks into the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building in St. Paul with her children for a merit hearing in immigration court for her husband, Julio Estrada Escobar. Celeste Edenloff / Forum News Service
Central Minn. farm worker from Guatemala makes his case to stay in U.S.
November 10, 2017 - 8:41am
July 4, 2017
Ronald Odash and Spencer Bobst were recognized for saving the life of a man who had fallen through the ice near Nisswa in March.
Men earn life-saving award for Gladstone Lake incident
July 4, 2017 - 5:00am
March 2, 2017
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The ice was deteriorating on Walker Bay of Leech Lake in late February.
Sheriff's offices warn of deteriorating ice
March 2, 2017 - 9:25pm
February 21, 2017
The Cass County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office assisted with a full size pickup that dropped its front end into quickly eroding ice at the Walker City Park landing, a popular and heavily traveled landing on Leech Lake. The area has been barricaded and taped off. Submitted photo.
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
February 21, 2017 - 5:31pm
January 25, 2017
Bill Schultz (left) and Mark Turner with Turner Towing push freshly cut ice chunks away from a Ford Pickup that dropped through the ice on Halvorson Bay on Pelican Lake Monday night. The driver, Ben Olmscheid (standing in red coat), was able to escape with no injuries. The truck was winched out of the channel Tuesday afternoon. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
Minn. driver learns a lesson: Lake ice is never completely safe
January 25, 2017 - 10:45am
January 20, 2017
All three holes cut into the ice of Hole in the Day Bay measured at 20 inches on Friday, Jan. 20 - plenty for the Ice Fishing Extravaganza. Dan Determan/Echo Journal
Ice Fishing Extravaganza a go after successful ice check
January 20, 2017 - 8:09pm
January 5, 2017
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Sign of the season After the area received holiday snow, Pine River Public Works Director Mike Hansen clears the city ice rink Tuesday, Jan. 3. The snow that falls, drifts or is shoveled into the corners by rink users can only be cleared by shovel, while the rest of the rink can be cleared by machinery. Hansen and public works employee LeRoy Hulke spent the morning of Jan. 3 clearing snow from the municipal airport, the city streets and the ice rink.
Under the snow: Nice ice
January 5, 2017 - 10:55pm