MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Saturday’s #Top10WXDay has been made sweeter by the announcement that Lake Minnetonka boating season has arrived!

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office declared ice-out on the 14,500-acre lake Saturday at 1:46 p.m.

(credit: CBS)

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Last year’s ice-out, declared on May 5, tied the record for the latest in recorded history, set in 1897.

Ice-outs have been monitored in the state for more than 150 years.