Fox 9 reports the sheriff's office made the decision after at least eight vehicles broke through thin ice on lakes in the Twin Cities. The unseasonably warm weather has made ice conditions extremely unpredictable. Access points will remain closed until further notice.
Woman reported missing from Anoka County is found safe
An alert was issued Wednesday afternoon.
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Explosion reported near Hastings; man airlifted to hospital
Authorities say the victim has serious injuries.
School faces uncertain future after land sold to Catholic nonprofit
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Boy suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in car-bike collision in Minneapolis
Police said the driver is cooperating with the investigation.
Ellison sues Fleet Farm, alleging 'illegal and negligent' gun sales to straw buyers
The lawsuit claims Fleet Farm harmed Minnesotans.
Man dies from gunshot wounds after Minneapolis shooting
The death marked the 69th homicide of the year in the city.
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Charges: Houston men robbed Edina bank of $110,000
A third suspect has not yet been identified.
Re-opening of Minneapolis' Third Avenue Bridge delayed to next year
More frustration for travelers.
Ice fisher rescued from Hennepin County lake
The 57-year-old was riding his ATV on Lake Sarah Saturday morning when he drove into open water. Two men heard the man yelling for help and were able to pull him to safety. Last week, all cars, trucks and SUVs were banned from lakes in Hennepin County because of the unseasonably warm weather.
Another close call on a MN lake prompts officials to warn about thin ice
Unseasonably warm weather creates dangerous conditions on the ice.
Northern lakes shatter records for earliest ice out
Many northern Minnesota lakes that are usually clogged with ice until May started April ice-free in this crazy weather year. Gunflint Lake broke its record for earliest ice-out by a whopping 17 days. Crane, Winnibigoshish, and Upper Red Lake are among the others that broke records.
More reminders of dangerous conditions Minnesota lakes
Our mild weather continues to pose a danger on Minnesota lakes right now. Another pickup broke through thin ice Saturday on Lake Minnetonka. WCCO reports the two men inside the truck were able to escape from the windows and make it to shore safely. An SUV crashed through Lake Minnetonka last Sunday. Authorities continue to remind people the warm winter is creating "extremely dangerous" conditions.
Not everyone is listening to thin ice warnings
Minnesotans are still being warned to stay off lakes all across the state. The Associated Press reports at least three more people fell through thin ice in the Twin Cities this weekend. The unseasonably warm weather is making ice conditions unpredictable and dangerous.
DNR urging anglers to remove fish houses from lakes early
The deadline for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota is March 5. Although, DNR officers are worried some of the ice may not last two more weeks because of the warm winter weather.
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