Minneapolis, KMSP - The second day of Winter Weather Awareness week brings to our attention something that hits home in Minnesota. Outdoor safety in such brutal conditions is simply a way of life for us here in the Upper Midwest. Winter is so long here that we have to find outdoor activities. Outdoor activities such as ice fishing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling, are just a few examples of making the most of a Minnesota winter. Check out the slide show above for tips and reminders of how to stay safe in such cold conditions. Thanks to the National Weather Service and the MN Department of Natural resources for the tips and photos. Have fun and stay safe everyone.