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This spring will rival Lake Bemidji's latest ice-out date

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This is uncharted territory to anyone who wasn’t alive in 1950 when the ice left Lake Bemidji on May 22. This is a spring that will rival that record latest ice-out.


Ironically, 2012 was at the opposite end of the spectrum, with record early ice-out dates between March 30 and April 2 (six weeks earlier than this year).

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Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson writes a weekly fishing column for the Bemidji Pioneer. He runs the Bemidji Area Lakes Guide Service.