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'Our family is broken:' Woman asks ice anglers to be aware of carbon monoxide

​What happened to Denice Johnson and her family — she wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

In fact, she’s doing everything in her power to make sure no other family loses a son, daughter, parent or loved one to carbon monoxide poisoning.

She’s asking everyone​ — ice anglers, especially — who hears the story of her son Jared’s death to educate themselves about the dangers of carbon monoxide and equip themselves with a CO alarm if they plan on spending time on one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes in an ice house this winter.

Put Safety First When Heating Your Home

​Minnesotans who use propane to heat their home have been asked to turn down their thermostat to help ensure there is enough heating fuel for the rest of the winter.

Follow these tips to put safety first if you plan on using other methods to heat your home.

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Video Description: A mother whose son died last year from carbon monoxide poisoning while ice fishing on Leech Lake recently spoke about his death publicly for the first time in hopes of saving another family the heartache of losing a loved one.