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Officials Close To Declaring Ice-Out Date For Lake Minnetonka

3 monthes ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - It's starting to look like spring on Lake Minnetonka. Officials are keeping a close eye on the ice and could declare an official ice-out date in coming days.
Officials have monitored ice-out dates for more than 150 years.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol Unit uses an airboat to glide over the ice on Lake Minnetonka. Deputies park the boat and drill through the ice, taking measurements to see how thick it is. This is how they declare an ice-out date.
“Typically, ice-out is when we can safely navigate a boat through every single bay and channel without having...
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