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There is no safe ice, just safe behavior

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Every year, Minnesota snowmobilers, skaters, skiers and ice-fishing fans find themselves in cold water. Falling through ice on lakes and rivers, some are severely injured, and many drown. More than half of the 7,000 drownings in the U.S. last year took place in cold water — and almost all of those deaths were entirely preventable. Knowledge is the key to safety on the ice.

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