Hey Minnesota, stop driving on lakes, the ice is dangerous

Another ATV went through the ice on a Minnesota lake.
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ATV through the ice on Lake Bemidji

A man on an ATV went through the ice on Lake Bemidji on Wednesday. 

For the second time this week there's been a report of an off-road vehicle going through thin ice on a Minnesota lake. 

On Tuesday, an 82-year-old man died when the UTV he and another man were driving died when it went through the ice on Prairie Lake in northern Minnesota. 

A day later, someone on an ATV went through the ice on Lake Bemidji but was lucky enough to get away uninjured. But it's another close-call reminder that ice conditions are very unpredictable right now. 

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office says parts of Lake Bemidji still have 30 inches of ice, but "ice conditions are very unsafe" and "becoming very inconsistent." 


Father dies, son injured as UTV goes through the ice 

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The St. Louis County Rescue Squad was involved in the incident on Prairie Lake, and later urged people to stay of the ice because it is "NO LONGER SAFE." 

"We've heard reports of (and seen) 30 inches of ice in some areas, but in other parts of the same lake, it's black and rotten. Time to call it a year, folks...please stay off the ice."

Warm weather this weekend should speed up melting. High temps across Minnesota could reach the 70s and with 80s possible next week. 

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