Teaching kids the dangers of ice
Now is the time to talk to kids about the dangers of thin ice. As temperatures continue to dip below freezing, ice is forming on many lakes, ponds and rivers. But conditions vary across the state.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Hannah Mishler has already responded to multiple ice rescue calls.
“Ice, especially snow covered ice, is extremely deceptive. You can’t see dangerous cracks or the thickness of the ice under the snow,” Mishler said.
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Ice Safety at MN DNR website.