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January 25, 2017
Bill Schultz (left) and Mark Turner with Turner Towing push freshly cut ice chunks away from a Ford Pickup that dropped through the ice on Halvorson Bay on Pelican Lake Monday night. The driver, Ben Olmscheid (standing in red coat), was able to escape with no injuries. The truck was winched out of the channel Tuesday afternoon. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
Minn. driver learns a lesson: Lake ice is never completely safe
January 25, 2017 - 10:45am
March 12, 2015
Eric Hendrickx/FOCUS
Ice along the shore of Otter Tail Lake has been pushing up against the shoreline again this year. This picture, taken by the public lake access along State Highway 78 and across from the Pelican Bay Pier, shows a group of trees as no match for the heaped-up ice.
Otter Tail Lake seeing unusual ice heave
March 12, 2015 - 12:01pm
March 4, 2015
Forum News Service Photo
UPDATE: Man dies, grandson hospitalized after ATV breaks through ice near Alexandria Tuesday night
March 4, 2015 - 1:44pm
February 6, 2015
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS In 2014, the Willy Wonka and oompa loompa duo of Kenny and Kim Nelson took second place in the in small-team costume contest at the Freezin’ for a Reason polar plunge fundraiser for Perham’s Kinship program.
Good reason for freezin’: Kinship fundraiser to be held Saturday
February 6, 2015 - 2:01pm
February 4, 2015
Submitted photo Tri-State Diving’s Gary Thompson, in the water, works on the front tire of a vehicle that went through the ice on Big Detroit Lake.
Recovering what’s been lost: Mild winter weather means more vehicles through the ice
February 4, 2015 - 4:14pm
Two believed missing in southwest Minnesota lake
February 4, 2015 - 10:44am
January 7, 2015
Menagha man hurt in crash on icy road
January 7, 2015 - 11:21am
December 11, 2014
Rollover crash south of Moorhead pins driver under SUV
December 11, 2014 - 2:03pm
Two injured in crash on I-94 ice near Alexandria
December 11, 2014 - 11:18am
December 4, 2014
 This year, the very cold November/early December caused the river to freeze over in about five days so the ice circle is only about 40 feet across and already frozen in. The still picture shows the ice circle on December 3, button
VIDEO: Ice Circle Forms Again
December 4, 2014 - 11:07am
December 1, 2014
Monticello teenager dies in crash near St. Cloud
December 1, 2014 - 10:12am
June 20, 2014
Ask a trooper: Open bottles allowed when vehicles are on ice
June 20, 2014 - 2:24pm
March 24, 2009
Two missing snowmobilers in Lake of the Woods accident identified, wife and mother of missing from Frazee
March 24, 2009 - 1:37pm
January 8, 2009
Local author Ernest Schanilec, longtime Vergas-area resident, has written another mystery with a distinctive, East Otter Tail lake country connection.
Murder in the ice-fishing shanties
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
January 2, 2009
Polk County snowplow driver fired
January 2, 2009 - 12:00am