PARK FALLS - During this time of year, thousands of people enjoy outdoor sports like snowmobiling and ice fishing.
State officials want to remind people to stay safe outdoors. DNR Conservation Warden Dan Michels says anybody on the ice should be careful.
"No ice, is safe ice. The ice safety or ice thickness varies a lot from water body to water body especially on rivers where there's flowing conditions, so we really caution people to take it slow and easy," said Michels.
Michels says people should bring safety items like ice cleats and rope when out on the ice. If you do fall through ice, Michels says having ice picks can be helpful.
"Ice picks such as these ones here. I carry them in my pocket. If you do go through the ice, you can use the picks to get yourself back out," said Michels.
Also remember to bring a cell phone and keep it in a water proof container.
RHINELANDER - Usually when we think of people fighting world hunger, collecting food donations and other community service events come to mind. But a group of kids from Rhinelander are fighting world hunger a different way.
On Sunday, 14 people, including kids in grades five through 12 and some of their parents, set out on a weeklong 250 mile bike ride to raise money. They're all part of Rhinelander's Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Pastor Tammy Barthels says this is a great way for kids to learn about world hunger.
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