BELTRAMI AUTHORITIES WARN OF ICE DANGERS

Beltrami County residents are reminded that the ice is never 100% safe. With Hockey Day Minnesota coming to Bemidji this week, many have expressed an interest in accessing Lake Bemidji. Sheriff’s Deputies have been monitoring the ice conditions, and find that the ice thickness and quality varies widely. Deputies also report areas with snow cover have significant water and slush on top of the ice. They remind everyone that there is no exact science to how much weight a certain lake can support, ice thickness, clarity, snow cover and other factors play a significant role. Ice is never 100% safe.