Wait, it was 22 below zero here a few mornings ago! How can lake ice possibly be unsafe? I don't have the answer key, but I suspect it's all the snow we've had: 80-100" and counting. Snow is an excellent insulator, and a few feet of insulating snow probably kept the lake ice from thickening up properly - or an underwater spring - or a strong current beneath the ice...
The threat of invasive species in the Land of 10,000 Lakes has been around for many years. One county in the state is stepping up efforts to fight the spread of these unwanted aquatic hitchhikers, which raises the question, should others follow suit?
St. Louis County Commissioners have put they money where their mouth is in regards to fighting aquatic invasive species. At a recent meeting, they approved funding that totals more than $420,000 to be used to fight and limit the spread throughout the counties lakes and rivers.
The local battle against Aquatic Invasive Species just received a boost. Commissioners with Saint Louis County have approved the distribution of $750,000 of state funds to prevent the introduction and limit the spread of these hazards in northland lakes and rivers.