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Saturday was named as the official date for the ice-on of Detroit Lake. It is the fifth latest date for the lake to ice over. (Courtesy of Pelican River Watershed District)

Detroit Lake officially iced over

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The ice should be on most lakes in Becker County, including Detroit Lake.

Saturday was the official ice-on day this year for Detroit Lake. The late date makes it the fifth-latest date for Detroit Lake to ice up.

The latest ice-on date came in 1999, when Dec. 16 was the ice-on day. Other late ice-on dates include Dec. 13, 2004 (leap year); Dec. 13, 1939; Dec. 7, 1998; Dec, 7, 2001, Dec. 6, 1968 (leap year), Dec. 6, 1962; and Dec. 5, 1981.

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