With any luck, anyone thinking about driving on lake ice when authorities are warning them about thin spots will have a second thought after they hear Lyle Grohman’s story about what happened when his truck fell through the ice in southern Minnesota. Read more →
And we’re off! Welcome to another season of people driving on thin ice and falling through.
Alexandria/Douglas County has raced off to the early lead with two incidents over the weekend. Read more →
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office tried to explain the science of the sun angle in order to keep people off the ice.
That’s probably not going to work. Read more →
The laws of physics continue to get a good workout on the area lakes and truck drivers continue to test whether ice is still thick enough to drive on. Read more →
In these parts, thin ice is an economic boost to some sectors. Take Anderson’s Towing & Recovery in Grantsburg, Wis. A driver who ignored the thin-ice warning on Big Wood Lake a few weeks ago provided some overtime work on Sunday because the cold snap came in after the incident, encasing the truck in a tomb. Read more →
Two people fell through the ice in separate incidents within 45 minutes of each other yesterday, the Brainerd Dispatch says. The first was on Big Portage Lake in rural Backus and the second on Gladstone Lake in Nisswa. Read more →
A four-wheeler on Lake Ida, an ATV on Lake Osakis on Monday and a Polaris Ranger on Tuesday on Smith Lake.
There’s your vehicles-through-the-ice count just for this week. Read more →
The fishing is good on area lakes, and the vehicles seem to be biting thanks to the bait being used: warmer temperatures and drivers who aren’t all that bright at times.
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You might be inclined to question the decision of a couple of drivers on Upper Red Lake over the weekend, and we’d guess they’d tell you it was no big deal. Read more →
You’ll want to sit down for this one.
Another driver tried to drive onto the ice on Lake Minnetonka today. Read more →
An increase in temperatures and a failure to believe in science has led to a spate of vehicles falling through the ice. Read more →
Winter in the upper Midwest, 2017. Read more →
A little early, perhaps, we have reached that time of the year that keeps tow truck operators in the tall clover. Read more →