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Ice on Lake Superior is shown in a 2013 file photo. The lake had at least some ice across an estimated 91 percent of its surface as of Feb. 6, 2014, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE/Bob King

Lake Superior nearing rare ice-over: While areas of open water remain, about 91 percent of lake has some ice

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John Myers | Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH – A frigid winter is pushing Lake Superior toward a complete ice-over for the first time since 1996, although there’s still a ways to go before you can skate from Duluth to the Soo Locks.

Lake Superior had at least some ice across an estimated 91 percent of its surface as of Thursday, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.

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