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DNR warns of thin ice danger

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said this week that the thin layers of ice currently forming on Minnesota waters are not safe.

The DNR recommends that anyone heading out on the ice carry a set of ice picks, check with a local bait shop or resort about ice conditions, and measure the ice.

DNR clear ice thickness recommendations are:

- 4 inches for walking.

- 5 inches for a snowmobile or ATV.

- 8-12 inches for a car.

- 12-15 inches for a medium-sized truck.

For more information, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/thickness.html.

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