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Coming Sunday: On its way out

The definition of lake ice out can vary from lake to lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, but citizen observers use consistent criteria from year to year when reporting lake ice-out dates.

Ice is stacked Wednesday, March 31, 2021, on the eastern shore of North Long Lake's Highway 371 Bay north of Brainerd. Strong winds on Monday and Tuesday pushed the deteriorating ice onto the shores of the lake. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd lakes area weather in recent weeks has included rain showers and high temps more reminiscent of summer than spring.

Find out what local citizen observers are reporting about this year’s ice-out conditions for Brainerd area lakes in Friday’s story by Frank Lee.

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