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Early spring equals early ice out?

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Now that spring is in the air, many people are beginning to wonder when the ice will come off of Big and Little Detroit lakes.

Abnormally warm temperatures have brought speculation that it could happen before the end of March -- but according to Richard Hecock, a consultant for the Pelican River Watershed District, a March "ice out" date is relatively rare.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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