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Cold, snow delay thaw dates on area lakes

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Detroit Lakes got the cold shoulder from spring in 1950.

That year, ice went off Big Detroit Lake on May 17.

The thaw, the latest in 113 years of record keeping, was almost a month past the average ice-out date of April 20.

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This spring, Minnesota again is in no rush to thaw out, with lake ice-outs running seven to 10 days later than average.

Could icy conditions threaten the May 10 fishing opener?

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