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Published May 20, 2013, 02:17 PM

Funny-looking Minnesota Markers might save you

Night had fallen in the Minnesota arrowhead, and a cross country skier was hopelessly lost on a trail somewhere outside of Silver Bay with no flashlight to cut through the darkness. She had a phone for contacting rescuers but no way to give them a location with any precision. Then the ski trail crossed a snowmobile trail and the woman made out a blue and white placard with odd numerical sequences.

By: Julio Ojeda-Zapata, St. Paul Pioneer Press

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