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Winter won't loosen grip on lake ice

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Flash back one year, to April 2012.

The ice had officially been off Detroit Lake since March 23 — one of the earliest “ice out” dates on record — and local residents already had their docks out and boats on the water.


This year, however, the ice on Big Detroit is still a couple of feet thick in most places, and it appears Old Man Winter won’t be giving up his grip on the region anytime soon.

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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.
(218) 844-1454