In 1994, 94 percent of the lake was frozen. That’s a record that may fall in the next few days. This morning, 89 percent of the lake was ice covered. The thickest ice — about 20 inches — is southeast of Isle Royale.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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