MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It may not feel like spring this weekend with colder temps, but the lakes will at least look like it from here on out.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Freshwater Society declared the lakes officially ice-free Thursday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office declares an ice out when a boat can go through the “Narrows” of Lake Minnetonka, around Big Island and back to the Sheriff’s Water Patrol Unit.

Usually, the ice out takes place on April 15 on Lake Minnetonka.

The Freshwater Society said this year’s ice out comes 12 days later than last year, when the lake was ice-free on April 2.

  1. First of all the never goes out the same day ever! That’s is pretty stupid to say that. Next, the narrows?? There are other places on this lake that hold ice longer than that spot so by using that location the “Society” lol should look for another to use that way they could get their dates right! Anyways, I hope it is a safe and fun 2011 season, and please be safe before your have fun!

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