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.
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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.

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