Ice-out declared on Lake Minnetonka 1 week earlier than 2013 - KMSP-TV

Ice-out declared on Lake Minnetonka 1 week earlier than 2013

Ice-out declared on Lake Minnetonka 1 week earlier than 2013

Posted: Updated:
LAKE MINNETONKA, Minn. (KMSP) -

The Hennepin County sheriff's office and the Freshwater Society jointly declared ice-out on Lake Minnetonka on April 24 at 7:30 a.m. – the first time both have declared ice-out at the same time.

Ice-out is declared when a boat can travel without obstacles on Lake Minnetonka through the Narrows bridge, around Big Island and back to the Sheriff's Water Patrol Unit in Spring Park, according to the Hennepin County sheriff’s office.

The Freshwater Society founder Dick Gray describes the standard for determining ice-out as "when it is possible to travel by small boat from any one shore to any other shore through any passage on the lake." Last year, they declared ice-out a day later than the county.

Typically, ice-out on the lake occurs in mid-April, and this year followed suit, but last year’s unrelenting winter resulted in a May 1 announcement -- among the latest on record.

The last five ice-outs, according to the Freshwater Society:

-May 2, 2013

-March 21, 2012

-April 14, 2011

-April 2, 2010

-April 13, 2009

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 5 Minnesota State Fair foods that make the most money

    5 Minnesota State Fair foods that make the most money

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:19:04 GMT
    There's a big misconception about food vendors at the Minnesota State Fair. Many people think you can set up a booth, work 12 days and make a pile of cash. But it's not that easy. Aside from a lot of hard work, it also takes some luck.
    There's a big misconception about food vendors at the Minnesota State Fair. Many people think you can set up a booth, work 12 days and make a pile of cash. But it's not that easy. Aside from a lot of hard work, it also takes some luck.
  • 28 new foods at Minnesota State Fair in 2014

    28 new foods at Minnesota State Fair in 2014

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-06-25 18:57:53 GMT
    The Minnesota State Fair is adding 28 new foods to the already massive, artery-clogging list of 500 foods from 300 different vendors. New food include everything from a bacon-wrapped turkey leg and beer gelato to a shrimp dog and chocolate salami.
    The Minnesota State Fair is adding 28 new foods to the already massive, artery-clogging list of 500 foods from 300 different vendors. New food include everything from a bacon-wrapped turkey leg and beer gelato to a shrimp dog and chocolate salami.
  • Little Canada man charged with murder for deadly push into traffic

    Little Canada man charged with murder for deadly push into traffic

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:48:30 GMT

    A Little Canada, Minn. man accused of deliberately pushing another man into traffic has been charged with murder. Michael Merten, 41, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Robert Hilgren after the two got into a shoving match the night of Wednesday, Aug. 20.


    A Little Canada, Minn. man accused of deliberately pushing another man into traffic has been charged with murder. Michael Merten, 41, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Robert Hilgren after the two got into a shoving match the night of Wednesday, Aug. 20.


Widgets Magazine
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices