Contact Us

Hennepin County Sheriff Urges Caution on Thin Ice

Getty Images

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is issuing an early reminder to be cautious around partially frozen ponds, lakes and other bodies of water.

Stanek says no ice should ever be considered safe.

He says as thin ice begins to form on the water, it’s important for parents and caregivers to be vigilant when kids are outside. In past years, most victims of fatal accidents on the ice in Hennepin County have been children.
 
 
Stanek says small bodies of water such as ponds are particularly dangerous now. A dusting of snow or frost may give thin ice the appearance that it is safe when it is not.

He says the goal is to prevent accidents before they happen.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!