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Leech Lake Rescue Leads to Warning about Safety on Ice

Cass County deputies rescue two men from Leech Lake Friday morning. - Photo: Courtesy Cass County Sheriff's Office

Authorities are warning anglers to be careful on frozen lakes as the weather continues to be warm.

The alert comes after Cass County rescued two men whose truck dipped into slushy ice on Leech Lake Friday morning. Leech Lake is a popular ice fishing spot in Cass County and Minnesota.

Minnesota State Patrol: Drive Responsibly in Bad Weather

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The Minnesota State Patrol is urging people to drive responsibly in bad weather conditions after four squads were hit.
    

Hundreds of Accidents Across Minnesota, Four Involving State Troopers

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During a 26 hour period, blowing snow and icy roads made driving conditions treacherous for Minnesotans.

Friday morning, one driver died during a wreck in Hugo along Highway 61.

Snow Creates Tough Travel Conditions in Metro; Blizzard Warning in Southern Minn. Closes Schools

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising against unnecessary travel in the Mankato area because of treacherous weather conditions.
    

Cold Weather Closes Schools Across the State

Blowing snow swirls around Tim Vreeland, lot manager at Eich Motor Company in St. Cloud, Minn., as he uses a leaf blower to remove a layer of new snow from every vehicle in the dealership's inventory Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2015. - Photo: AP/St. Cloud Times, Kimm Anderson

Hundreds of schools across Minnesota have called off classes because of the dangerously cold temperatures.

Brutal Cold Air is Coming this Weekend

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Another surge of brutal cold and dry Arctic air is on the way.

The cold air will zap the atmosphere of any abundant moisture, but not before an inch or two of snow falls Saturday, KSTP Meteorologist Ken Barlow says.

Frigid Temps Expected for New Year's Eve Revelers

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Bitter cold temperatures will greet New Year's revelers venturing outdoors.