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Lowell Anderson | Echo Press Workers removed a skid loader that broke through the ice on Noonan Park while clearing snow from the skating rink Monday.

On thin ice

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Thinking about taking the snowmobile or fish house out?

Hold your horses!

Despite the cold temperatures and winter's early arrival, the ice isn't safe and the snowmobile trails are not open yet.

If you don't believe it, consider what happened Monday: A skid loader clearing the skating rink at Alexandria's Noonan Park fell through the ice. And that was on a very shallow pond with no current.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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