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Officials: Stay Off Ice in Grand Marais Harbor

Lake Superior's constant movement under the ice makes it unpredictable, officials say. Lake Superior's constant movement under the ice makes it unpredictable, officials say. |  Photo: Cook County Emergency Management

Baihly Warfield
Updated: February 22, 2019 09:18 PM

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. - The ice in the harbor is not safe, Cook County officials say. 

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Emergency Management and Public Information Director Valarie Marasco said people have been seen walking out onto the ice in the Grand Marais Harbor, even going past the breakwall. 

"With Lake Superior's constant movement under the ice, soft spots and shifting, there is no way to tell the depths and safety factor," Marasco wrote. 

Officials want people to stay off and stay safe because hypothermia can set in in minutes. 

"We don't want curiosity to turn into an avoidable tragedy!" they say.

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